Elected to Frisco City Council: 2017 (Previously Place 4, 2010 - 2016) Current Term Expires: May 2024 Frisco Resident Since: May 1999 Occupation: Frisco Volunteer Family: Married since April 1996 to Leslie; two sons - Zach & Ryan Biography (PDF)
John Keating and his wife, Leslie, have lived in Frisco since 1999 and will celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary in April (2022). The Keatings are the proud parents of two sons, Zach and Ryan. Zach is a University of Arkansas graduate; Ryan is attending the University of Oklahoma. In 2014, John and Leslie founded the Frisco Education Foundation's 'Keating Family Engineering Endowed Scholarship' for a female Frisco ISD graduate.
Keating was awarded U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson's 2017 'Congressional Veteran Commendation' for continuing to serve our country by serving community. Keating received the 2016 Pepsi/Frisco-Lay 'Valor Leadership Award' for his work with various Veteran organizations. In 2010, Keating was recognized by the Frisco ISD PTA for his fundraising work on behalf of teachers and students and presented 'Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers Honorary Lifetime Membership Award'.
Keating is a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as a Senior Counterintelligence Agent and held a Top-Secret security clearance (TS/SCI) from 1982-1995. He deployed during Operations Desert Shield / Desert Storm, served on a variety of Special Access Programs (SAP), and provided cover support, non-traditional support, and urban tradecraft training to the Special Operations Task Force (SOTF).
Keating is a graduate of the 'Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program' from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication from Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Keating also earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. Keating also graduated from the U.S. Army Advanced Foreign Counterintelligence Training Course (AFCITC) at Fort Meade, Maryland.