WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to an announcement Tuesday, former Oklahoma governor Frank Keating has been chosen as the next president of the American Bankers Association.
Frank Keating, a Republican, was governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003.
"On behalf of the ABA board of directors, I am pleased to announce that former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating has been named to be the next president and CEO of the Association. "He [Keating] will join ABA on December 1 and assume his new role on January 1, upon the retirement of current president and CEO Ed Yingling," said Stephen Wilson, American Bankers Association Chairman.
In making the announcement Tuesday, Wilson said Keating was selected for his experience, leadership skills as governor, and for his previous experience in federal government.
"He [Keating] is well known in Washington and around the country and is highly regarded for his public service in senior positions in the Justice Department, Treasury and HUD, in addition to his eight years as governor of Oklahoma," said Stephen Wilson.
Keating has been president of the American Council of Life Insurers [ACLI] since 2003.