Richard F. Keevey
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Richard F. Keevey has held senior positions in federal & state government; in the private sector; for a non-profit organization; and in academia.
Keevey was an appointee of two New Jersey Governors as Director of the Office of Management and Budget - serving as the state budget director and state comptroller. Keevey was also appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S Senate as Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he was responsible for all financial management issues, including budgeting, system integration, and financial reporting.
Keevey has held appointments by the Secretary of Defense as Deputy under Secretary of Defense for Financial Management, and the Director for the Defense Finance and Accounting Agency - where he was the Chief Executive Officer of the world's largest finance organization.
In the private sector, Keevey was a Director at Unisys Corporation, and Director of the Budget and Financial Management Consulting Practice at Arthur Anderson, LLP, Washington, DC.
In the nonprofit sector, Keevey was the Director of the Policy Research Institute for the Region at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University; and the Director of Performance Management at the National Academy of Public Administration.
Keevey is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration; Leadership New Jersey; the MIT Program on Foreign Policy; and the Council for Excellence in Government.
He served on his local school board (Cinnaminson Township) as President, and was on the Board of Directors of his local hospital.
Keevey also served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army in Western Europe.
He is the author of eleven published articles on finance and management issues, and has written numerous opinion pieces for newspapers in New Jersey.
Keevey is presently an appointee of the Governor of New Jersey to the Council of Economic Advisors, and the Task Force to Oversee the Allocation of Federal Stimulus Funds. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., and the Board of Directors of the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness.
Keevey is or has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland, Seton Hall University, George Mason University, and American University teaching graduate courses in finance, budgeting and management. He is presently a Visiting Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Keevey has an undergraduate degree from La Salle College and a graduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.