The J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families announced Wednesday that Frank Keating, the former governor of Oklahoma, is joining the foundation’s executive committee.
Keating joins the Terwilliger Foundation after recently retiring as president and CEO of the American Bankers Association.
The Terwilliger Foundation launched last year with the goal of bringing housing policy issues to the forefront as the 2016 presidential race.
Keating has spent more than 30 years in public service, serving as an FBI agent, U.S. Attorney and state prosecutor, and member of the Oklahoma state House and Senate.
Keating also held prominent positions in the U.S. Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the administrations of Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Prior to joining the ABA, Keating served as president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers.
At the Terwilliger Foundation, Keating joins the executive committee that is currently populated by Scott Brown, the former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts; former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros; former U.S. Representative from New York Rick Lazio; and Nic Retsinas, who led the Federal Housing Administration during the Clinton Administration.
“I am thrilled and honored that Frank has joined the Foundation team,” said Ron Terwilliger, the foundation’s chairman and founder.
“Frank has a deep appreciation of the housing needs and daily struggles of America’s working families,” Terwilliger added. “His extensive background in public policy will prove invaluable as the foundation develops a comprehensive plan to respond to the ongoing crisis in housing.”
Cisneros said that Keating’s expertise will be a valuable resource for the Terwilliger Foundation as it moves forward.
“Governor Keating is a national expert on mortgage finance,” Cisneros said. “He understands that today’s renters are tomorrow’s homeowners. I look forward to working with Governor Keating to improve access to sustainable homeownership, a key objective of the foundation.”