Thomas W. Keating
Mr. Thomas Keating is a 38 year security professional, having worked in virtually every position at American Protective Services, a family owned security service contracting company. Mr. Keating became President, CEO and Chair in 1977 and sold the business on January 1, 2000. At that time the business had 19,000 employees operating from 80 offices nationwide, and produced a revenue of $425 million.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, Mr. Keating’s avocation since 1982 has been raising purebred Gelbvieh bulls. He and his wife, Irene “Reenie,” own two ranches in northern California. They sold the herd in December, 2008, and Mr. Keating now owns and operates the Catalina Mart chains in Tucson.
Mr. Keating is a business man, investor, philanthropist and volunteer. The University of Arizona is his principal philanthropic target, and his children are his investment partners.
Mr. Keating’s active affiliations include the University of Arizona Foundation — Investment Committee & Executive Committee; University of Arizona Bio5—Board of Directors & Chair of Development; University of Arizona Alumni Board of Directors—Past Chair; Desert Angels—Member; heavily involved all over University of Arizona campus.
Mr. Keating’s interests include his family’s golden retriever, working in the family enterprise, travel, developing & building things, and continued learning of almost anything!