Gov. Frank A. Keating II
Anthony Keating II is a consultant and
investor. Mr. Keating served as a partner at Holland & Knight, a law firm, from February
2016 to December 2018. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of
the American Bankers Association from 2011 to 2016, and President and Chief
Executive Officer of the American Council of Life Insurers, the trade
association for the life insurance and retirement security industry, from 2003
to 2011. He served as the Governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003.
Mr. Keating has held significant leadership
positions in both the public and private sectors, which make him a valuable
addition to our Board. In addition to
serving as the Governor of Oklahoma, his impressive career included serving as
assistant secretary of the Treasury and associate attorney general under President
Ronald Reagan. He was later general
counsel and acting deputy secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban
Development (“HUD”) under President George H.W. Bush. During his tenure at the Treasury Department
and HUD, he worked on significant issues affecting insurance, banking, and the
financial services industries. His law
enforcement career included serving as the U.S. attorney for the Northern
District of Oklahoma and as an FBI agent.
Mr. Keating’s current
board service includes BancFirst Corporation, a publicly held financial holding
company, since March 2016, Hall Capital Commercial Real Estate, a privately
held real estate investment firm, since March 2016, Insurance Care Direct, a
privately held Florida-based health and life insurance agency, since June 2019
and Global Holdings, LLC, a privately held Tulsa-based payment processing
provider, since December 2018. He also served on the board of Stewart Title Company, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., a publicly held title
insurance and real estate services company, from 2006 to January 2017, where he
chaired the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee, and Chesapeake
Energy Corporation, a publicly held energy company, from 2003 to 2014. Mr.
Keating currently serves on the Company’s Audit Committee and chairs the
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Mr. Keating’s impressive legal and public
service career further strengthens our Board’s governance and oversight
function. Further, his background as
Chief Executive Officer of the American Council of Life Insurers, the
preeminent advocacy group for life insurance companies, brings life insurance
industry experience and connections to our Board. Mr. Keating’s life insurance industry
contacts are critical for our Nominating and Governance Committee as the
Company pursues its board diversity initiative.