Governor Frank A. Keating II
Francis Anthony “Frank” Keating II, Partner, Holland & Knight from 2016 to present; President and CEO of the American Bankers Association, 2011 to 2015; President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, 2003 to 2011; Governor of Oklahoma, 1995 to 2003.
Gov. Keating has held significant leadership positions in both the public and private sectors, which make him a valuable addition to our Board. In addition to serving as Governor of Oklahoma, his impressive career includes serving as President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, the trade association for the life insurance and retirement security industry. He also has served as assistant secretary of the Treasury and associate attorney general under President Ronald Reagan. He was later general counsel and acting deputy secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) under President George H.W. Bush. During his tenure at the Treasury Department and HUD, he worked on significant issues affecting the banking, insurance and the financial services industries. His law enforcement career included serving as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma and as an FBI agent.
Gov. Keating’s current board service includes Bank First, March 2016 to present and Hall Capital, March 2016 to present. He also served on the board of Stewart Information Services from 2006 to January 2017, where he chaired the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee. He currently serves on Citizens’ Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Gov. Keating’s impressive legal and public service career further strengthens our Board’s governance and oversight function. Further his background as CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, the preeminent advocacy group for life insurance companies, brings life insurance industry experience and connections to our Board. Gov. Keating’s life insurance industry contacts are critical for our Nominating and Governance Committee, of which he is a member, as the Company pursues its board diversity initiative.