Frank Keating was appointed chairman of BPC’s board of directors in 2016. He is a former governor of Oklahoma, having served in that position from 1995 to 2003.
Keating is currently a partner at Holland & Knight where he focuses on the banking, financial services and insurance industries. He recently completed a five-year term as president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, a 135-year-old association that represents banks of all sizes and charters.
He previously served as the president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers.
Keating served Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the Treasury, Justice, and Housing departments. His service gave him responsibility for all federal criminal prosecutions in the nation and oversight over agencies such as the Secret Service, U.S. Customs, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Marshals, the Bureau of Prisons, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, as well as all 94 U.S. Attorneys.
As assistant secretary of Treasury and general counsel and acting deputy secretary of HUD, Keating worked on many of the same banking issues that are demanding attention today—including housing finance, lending practices, securitization and Bank Secrecy Act issues.
His 30-year career in law enforcement and public service included stints as an FBI agent, U.S. Attorney, and state prosecutor. He also served in the Oklahoma House and Senate.
Keating served on the BPC’s Debt Reduction Task Force, a group of former cabinet members, elected officials and key stakeholders of both parties that recommended a series of tough measures to address the nation’s fiscal challenges. He also served as president of the Federal City Council, on the board of the National Archives Foundation, and as chair of the advisory board of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon.
Keating received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma.