Friend of the College Award
2013 Recipient: Pat Keating
President and CEO of Keating & Associates
"Our organization helps people become some of the top advisers in the financial industry, advisers who bring high-quality value to their clients. I want to continue to find and help mold people that want to be entrepreneurs in the financial services industry and to try to teach them and others how to balance their personal and business lives so both remain intact."
Mr. Keating provides internship and job opportunities for students in the School of Family Studies and Human Services' personal financial planning program. He founded his own financial services company in Manhattan in 1975, specializing in comprehensive planning required to meet the needs of closely held businesses and their owners. The 1972 business administration graduate of Emporia State University created the Entrepreneur Navigator System™ to help business owners and individual pilot their way through personal and professional goals. He has offices in four Kansas cities, Chicago and Edmond, Ok.