Director of Special Projects
Keith has spent his professional career working in the real estate industry. He spent 38 years with the Commissioners of the Land Office as the Director of Real Estate and then as the Assistant Secretary for the agency. During his tenure several innovative programs where implemented including the use of long term ground leases to spur development on the CLO properties. Projects such as the Rose Creek and Village Verde residential developments, and the Shawnee Kickapoo development became reality. Real estate investments, via complex land exchanges and purchase, in Oklahoma City with the former Sandridge office complex, Robinson Renaissance office building and the BOK plaza office in Tulsa are a few of the highlights of this program. During his time at the CLO a former county office building was purchased and utilizing a unique public private partnership the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s office was moved into a state of the art facility. Using this similar PPP program a new office for the State of Oklahoma Department of Insurance was built. Keith is also a state certified general appraiser.
Keith grew up in Enid and graduated with a BS degree from Oklahoma State University and later a Master’s Degree from Oklahoma City University. He was very active in Yukon schools mentoring program and the Boy Scouts of America.