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The Hon. Frank A. Keating

Senior Advisor, Public-Private Partnerships


The Hon. Frank A. Keating is a Senior Advisor in the Public-Private Partnerships practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.

He was a two-term Governor of Oklahoma, subsequently serving as CEO of the American Bankers Association (ABA), and then CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI).

During the Reagan Administration, Mr. Keating served as U.S. Attorney, he had oversight over the U.S. Secret Service; U.S. Customs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; U.S. Marshals; the Bureau of Prisons; the Immigration and Naturalization Service; and all 94 U.S. Attorneys.  He was then appointed to serve as Associate Attorney General of the United States, where he had supervisory responsibility over all U.S. Attorneys.

Under President George H. W. Bush, Mr. Keating served as General Counsel and Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  He also served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department.  Through his federal government service, Mr. Keating has worked extensively on regulatory issues concerning lending practices, housing finance, securitization, enforcement and the Bank Secrecy Act.

As the Governor of Oklahoma, Mr. Keating won national acclaim in 1995 for his compassionate and professional handling of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, Okla.  His accomplishments as governor include winning a public vote on right-to-work, tort reform, tax cuts, and major road building and education reform.

Mr. Keating serves as Chairman of the Bipartisan Policy Center and formerly served on the Center's Debt Reduction Task Force.  He also served as President of the Federal City Council, on the Board of the National Archives Foundation and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of George Washington's Mt. Vernon.

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