Current Office:State Senator
Senator Tim Keller sits on the Corporations and Transportation, Education and Committee’s Committees. He also resides Finance, Tax and Revenue, Investments, Economic Development and Finance Authority interim committees. He represents the state’s International district where 27 languages are spoken and includes: Albuquerque’s SE Heights, East Central, Expo NM, Sandia Labs and KAFB.
Tim, a native New Mexican, was born and raised in Albuquerque. Following graduation from St. Pius X High School, he attended the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree studying in Public Service, Art History and Finance. He then went on to earn an M.B.A. with honors from the Harvard Business School.
Tim is the youngest of three boys, his father was a founder of Union Savings Bank and his mom was a public school teacher and homemaker. Following his graduation from the University of Notre Dame, he co-founded a social enterprise, Data Digital Divide (DDD), which extends help to land mine victims and other disadvantaged persons in Cambodia. DDD has over 200 employees and was ranked by Fast Company magazine as a global Top Innovator and also profiled in the best selling book The World Is Flat by Tom Friedman. Prior to that, Tim worked as an investment banker with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette where he focused on energy technology and corporate finance.
After completing his M.B.A. at the Harvard Business School, he returned to New Mexico. He became a Senior Manager at Booz and Company (formerly Katzenbach Partners) specializing in strategic planning and industry evolution. Tim led projects in strategy under uncertainty and on organizational performance, helping clients-culture transformation and change.
While in Cambodia Tim also worked for the World Bank and USAID economic development. Tim has served on boards of a New Mexico Private Equity Fund, the Open Hands Foundation, the Asian American Association and Albuquerque Southeast Team for Entrepreneur Development.
Tim has passed legislation on solar tax credits, community schools, disabled driving program, pay to play reform, unemployment stimulus, economic development incentives, investment fund/pension reform, children safe exchange and renewable transmission. Tim identified the following priorities for his ongoing legislative efforts: promoting economic development, small business entrepreneurship and renewable energy efforts; strengthening New Mexico’s schools; supporting ethics reform; making law enforcement more effective; and taking actions to support community health and working families.