Keith is Brownson, Rehmus and Foxworth’s Chief Investment Officer. He leads the firm’s asset allocation and manager selection efforts. He co-chairs the firm’s Investment Strategy and Impact Investment Committees.
Keith received a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a past chair of the CFA Society Chicago. Keith serves as Assistant Treasurer of the Economic Club of Chicago. He chairs the Audit Committee for the Malta Human Services Foundation, a national non-profit which helps the sick and the poor. He co-chairs the Illinois Area for the Sovereign Order of Malta. He co-chairs the Smithsonian Institution’s Regional Council for Chicago. He has served on the executive committees of the Chicago Children’s Choir, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Chicago Stock Exchange. He has also served on the boards of the Joffrey Ballet and the Chicago International Film Festival. Keith is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and The Chicago Club.
Prior to joining BRF, Keith served as a Managing Director of Merrick Ventures, an investment firm focused on technology investments. The U.S. Patent Office awarded three patents to Keith, including one for the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index, the first intellectual-property based stock-index. Previously, Keith chaired Boeing’s Investment Strategy and Asset Allocation Committee, responsible for the investment strategy for $41 billion in retirement assets. This committee included the Directors of Equities, Fixed Income, Alternative Investments, and Risk. Prior to Boeing, Keith managed the $6 billion equity portfolio for the Illinois State Board of Investment pension fund.