Keith is an Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors for the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. Whiting-Turner is a 110-year old employee-owned firm and is one of the five largest commercial builders in the United States. He oversees operations for about a dozen offices throughout the southeast and about 1,200 people. His division has been responsible for a number of high-profile projects including the new Star Wars attraction at Disney, the Porsche building and track at Hartsfield-Jackson project, and many large data centers across the US for a confidential customer.
Keith began his career in Richmond in 1983 immediately after graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1993 he was afforded the opportunity to move to Atlanta to build the Aquatic Center for the 1996 Olympics. Shortly after that, he successfully opened the Atlanta office; which now serves as the hub for all other offices in the southeast.
Keith has been very active in a number of different trade associations over his 37-year career including: AIA, CMAA, DBIA, SCUP, AURP, and APPA. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at COAA (Construction Owners Association of America). He has also been involved in promoting programs to assist engineering and construction management students at several colleges and universities (including UGA, GT, KSU, Gwinnett Tech and UVA).
He and his wife, Ann, have been married for 33 years. They have three children, all of whom are graduates of the University of Georgia. They have a summer home in Bar Harbor, Maine where they spend as much time as possible enjoying Acadia National Park. Having taken lessons from an accomplished painter, Bo Bartlett, Keith also has a passion for oil painting.