Keith is an award-winning communications pro with strengths in planning and directing communications programs to target specific audience goals. He has a B.A. in Political Science / Business from Monmouth College and a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri. He is a guest journalism instructor at the University of Texas.

He was Sr. Communications Coordinator for an oil and gas group in charge of PR, crisis communications, government relations and media relations during high-profile incidents. Keith provided training in the U.S. and Malaysia, and earned national media coverage. At Duke Energy he supported internal and external communications. His group won awards for their response when a pipeline exploded, leaving 1,500 homeless and attracting worldwide media coverage.