Biography
About Tim
Tim, a native New Mexican, was born and raised in Albuquerque. Following graduation from St. Pius X High School, he attended the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree studying in Public Service, Art History and Finance. He then went on to earn an M.B.A. with honors from the Harvard Business School.  He recently married to Elizabeth Kistin from Corrales, NM. 
Tim is the youngest of three boys. His father was a founder of Union Savings Bank and his mom was a public school teacher and homemaker. Tim followed that family tradition of helping others by applying his education to benefit the disadvantaged and the members of his community: following his graduation from the University of Notre Dame, he spent three years co-founding a social enterprise, Data Digital Divide (DDD), which extends help to land mine victims and other disadvantaged persons in Cambodia. DDD has over 200 employees and was ranked by Fast Company magazine as a global Top Innovator. DDD was also profiled in the best selling book The World Is Flat by Tom Friedman. Prior to that, Tim worked as an investment banker with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette where he focused on energy technology corporate finance.

Tim's dad and best friend from High School, Rob
Keller, however, could not forget his New Mexico roots:  after completing his MBA, he returned home to New Mexico. He became a Senior Manager at Booz and Company specializing in strategic planning and industry evolution.  Tim led projects in strategy under uncertainty and on financial performance, helping clients manage transformation and change. Tim put his values and business skills to work in the community, volunteering for groups that foster opportunities in Albuquerque. Tim has served on boards of the Open Hands Foundation, Road Runner Food Bank Capital Campaign, the Asian American Association and Albuquerque Southeast Team for Entrepreneur Development.  Tim has also lectured on government and business at Lewis University and UNM.
 
Tim, serving as County Parliamentarian, with Bernalillo Democratic Party Chairwoman Ana Canales
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Contact Tim:
11023 Vistazo PL SE 87123
H: 505 332-9441
O: 505 986-4726

Tim was elected by a 66%-33% margin in 2008 and again in 2012.  He was recently elected to the internal leadership post, Majority Whip, by his peers.

Senator Keller has introduced 100 pieces of legislation and successfully passed 30 bills. Some of his most impactful passed legislation includes:


ˇ        Restructuring and adding qualifications to the Public Regulatory commission (PRC)

ˇ        Sweeping State Investment Council (SIC) governance restructuring

ˇ        Requiring of the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of NM’s $1B in tax incentives

ˇ        Expanding the In State Business Preference creating 5,000 new local jobs annually

ˇ        Developing local food purchasing requirements for state agencies

ˇ        Establishing the net 40% solar tax credit

ˇ        Rebranding Albuquerque’s “War Zone,” neighborhood the “International District”

ˇ        Enacting the state’s first Home Owners Association Act

ˇ        Creation of the handicap/adaptive driving program for disabled drivers

ˇ        Allowing online voter registration information updates

ˇ        Establishment of “community schools” for 24/7 citizen usage of school facilities

Tim’s work in the legislature has widely recognized.  He has received the New Mexico First “Bipartisan Rising Star” award; New Mexico Business First “40 under 40” award; The Rio Grande Foundation, “Light of Liberty”; Association of General Contractors (AGC) “Legislative Champion” award; Disability Coalition of New Mexico “Legislative Leadership” award; Public Health Association “Champion” award; Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce “‘E’ for Effort” award; Chorizo Report's "Social Justice Champion" award; and is graduate of Leadership New Mexico 2012.

Tim is the Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee and sits on the Business, Education, Finance, Tax, and Economic Development committees.  In 2012, Tim was selected into the Senate leadership as the Majority Whip, one of the youngest in state history.

Proven Track Record

 


Community


Board Member, Albuquerque Southeast Team for Entrepreneur Development (STEPS) 
Board Member, Asian American Association of Albuquerque 
Board Member, Open Hands Foundation, New Mexico elder care 
Steering committee, Road Runner Food Bank
Parliamentarian, Democratic Party of Bernalillo County
Member, Holy Ghost Catholic Church 
Volunteer Docent, National Hispanic Cultural Center 
Aspen Institute Racial and Health Equity Program Graduate
Leadership New Mexico Graduate 2012
Ward Chair, Democratic Party of Bernalillo County 
Eagle Scout and Philmonst Scout Ranch Staff Alumni


Professional

Principal, Business Consultant, Blue Stone Strategy Group
Co-Founder, Data Digital Divide, Cambodia 
Investment Banking Analyst, Credit Suisse
Harvard Business School, MBA, with honors
University of Notre Dame, B.A., Public Service, Art History and Finance


See Tim on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=senator+tim+keller&aq=f