|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 Bachelorâs 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.
|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 the 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
|Tim was elected by a 66%-33% margin in 2008 and again in 2012. He was relected elected to the internal leadership post, Majority Whip, by his peers. Senator Keller is one of the most prolific legislators in our state.
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 NMâs $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 Albuquerqueâs âWar Zone,â neighborhood the âInternational Districtâ
ˇ Enacting the stateâs 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 âcommunity schoolsâ for 24/7 citizen usage of school facilities
Timâs work in the legislature has widely recognized. He has received the New Mexico First âBipartisan Rising Starâ award; New Mexico Business First â40 under 40â award; The Rio Grande Foundation, âLight of Libertyâ; Association of General Contractors (AGC) âLegislative Championâ award; Disability Coalition of New Mexico âLegislative Leadershipâ award; Public Health Association âChampionâ award; Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce ââEâ for Effortâ 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
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 Philmont Staff Alumni
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
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