Mayor Pro Tem Keel
Born in: Fort Worth, Texas; moved to University Place in 1987.
Family: Married in 1982 to Renee; adult children.
Schooling: Graduated Stuttgart American High School - 1976; Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems - 1986; Master of Business Administration in Technology & Engineering Management – 1998.
Occupation: Information Technology Project Manager, Veterans Administration National Office
Personal Interests: Roosevelt Heights Church - Ordained Minister; veteran's issues; high school sports; housing issues; education; disability issues.
Professional Experience: Former business owner, twice inducted to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History; hosted and moderated President Clinton's National Education Technology Conference; principal in the development of international standards for education software data exchange.
Community Experience: University Place School Board; City of U.P. sponsored events; youth basketball, youth football and youth soccer coach; Curtis Viking Scholarship Committee; and President and Executive Director of low income housing non-profit.
Council Experience: Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners, Pierce County Regional Council, Puget Sound Regional Council, Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors, City Council Finance Chair, U.S. Open Task Force Co-Chair. Kent is serving his second term on council.