Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center today announced that former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating is the new chair of BPC’s board of directors.
“I am honored to serve as board chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center,” said Keating. “Despite our differences, the American people want a competent government that can get things done. The Bipartisan Policy Center plays a unique role working across the political spectrum to develop practical and politically viable solutions. Among the many issues we tackle, I am particularly committed to advancing an agenda that will increase economic growth and expand opportunities for all Americans.”
Keating has had a remarkably diverse career in government. He served at the departments of Treasury, Justice, and Housing and Urban Development. He was an FBI agent, and governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003. During his term, Keating enacted welfare reform, cut state income taxes and substantially improved the state’s education system. Since leaving office, Keating served as president of the American Council of Life Insurers and the American Bankers Association.
“Frank Keating exemplifies the spirit and objective of the BPC. Frank is a lifelong conservative who recognizes that neither party has a monopoly on the best ideas. He is also a pragmatist who is exceptionally skilled at finding solutions that bring people together,” said BPC President Jason Grumet. “The Bipartisan Policy Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2017. We are delighted to have Frank at this critical moment for our organization and the nation.”
Keating has been a member of the BPC board and has served on a number of BPC’s consensus-based policy efforts, such as the Domenici-Rivlin Debt Reduction Task Force and the BPC Housing Commission.