FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 16, 2005
Contact: Glen E. Howard , +1 202.483.8888
Washington, DC – The Jamestown Foundation today announced that former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating has agreed to join its Board of Directors.
"As a native Oklahoman, I’m both honored and proud to welcome Governor Keating to the board," said Jamestown Foundation President Glen Howard, "His leadership will help the foundation broaden our outreach to the policy community as we monitor terrorist organizations at home and abroad."
A former FBI agent, Governor Keating won worldwide praise for his skilled leadership in the wake of the April 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. The bombing was one of the deadliest acts of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.
"Governor Keating’s handling of the Oklahoma City tragedy equips him with the experience and foresight to advise Jamestown on our expanding terrorism program," said Jamestown Board Chairman Clinton Smullyan, "From service in the Oklahoma state legislature to the highest levels of federal government, his knowledge of the U.S. law enforcement community is unmatched."
A former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Associate Attorney General, Keating oversaw the operations of virtually every federal law enforcement agency, including the Secret Service, U. S. Customs Service, the ATF, the U. S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and all 94 U. S. Attorneys. He was elected to two consecutive terms as Oklahoma Governor in 1994 and 1998 before becoming President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers in 2003.
Founded in 1984, The Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Russia, and Eurasia. Jamestown’s research and analysis is available to the public free-of-charge via Jamestown’s website, www.jamestown.org.