Timothy Keating is executive vice president of Government Operations for The Boeing Company, the world’s leading aerospace company. He is a member of the company’s Executive Council. Keating joined Boeing in May 2008 and leads the company’s public policy efforts, including all U.S. federal, state and local government liaison operations. He also leads the Boeing Global Engagement organization and Global Spectrum Management function.
Prior to joining Boeing, Keating was senior vice president, Global Government Relations, for Honeywell International. In this position, he was responsible for leading Honeywell’s companywide government relations program. He led a global function with offices in Washington, D.C., Belgium, China, India, and Canada. In the U.S., Keating oversaw Honeywell’s policy advocacy efforts with Congress and the executive branch, as well as with state governments. He also chaired the Honeywell Political Action Committee. In addition, he was responsible for Honeywell’s grassroots program.
Previously, Keating served as chairman of the board and Government Operations managing partner at Timmons and Company — one of Washington’s most prestigious lobbying firms. There, from 1998 until he joined Honeywell in 2002, Keating worked closely with Congress along with a wide range of CEOs, CFOs and general counsels in formulating and communicating public-policy recommendations.
Keating served the Clinton Administration as special assistant to the President and staff director for White House Legislative Affairs. At the request of the White House, he served as director for Government Affairs and co-director of Credentials for the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Following the convention, he assisted in the preparation and logistics for the presidential and vice-presidential debates. Keating again served as director for Government Affairs and co-director of Credentials for the presidential Inaugural Committee in 1997. In both 2000 and 2004, he served as director of Government Affairs and co- director of Credentials for the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles and Boston, respectively. Keating began his association with the Clinton administration in 1992 by serving on the transition team preparing for confirmation of the President’s Cabinet.
Before joining the Clinton Administration, Keating held several positions with the United States House of Representatives. He served as assistant floor manager for the Democratic leadership from 1986-1992 and, prior to that, as special assistant to the doorkeeper.
Keating is a member of the Chance for Life Executive Board, Children’s National Corporate Advisory Council, CSIS Advisory Board, Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers, Board of Directors for the National Archives Foundation, North American Group of the Trilateral Commission, and Board of Trustees for WETA.