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John Keel

Strategic Alliance Partner

Mr. Keel has extensive and uncommon experience in Texas state government, serving for ten years as Director of the Texas Legislative Budge Board and 11 years as the Texas State Auditor. Mr. Keel’s knowledge of and experience in state government finance, includes the appropriations process, fund accounting, extensive audit and investigatory knowledge of state government agencies and higher education institutions.

Mr. Keel has extensive experience in state leadership positions that includes serving as Special Assistant for Budget and Projects in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and Director of Internal Audit for the Texas Attorney General’s office. He also has extensive experience with the Comptroller of Public Accounts, including service as Deputy Comptroller for statewide accounting and data processing.

Mr. Keel will be invaluable resource to any organization that operations in a complex financial, structural, geopolitical environment, federal compliance and law enforcement environment.

Scope of Work

  • Medicaid Managed Care Companies (MCO) Financial Statistical Reporting and Related Compliance Issues

  • Financial Audits, Program Audits, Special purpose Audits, Information Technology Security Audits and Reviews, Information and Data analysis, including analytics involving a large volume of complex information

  • Reviews and Special Criminal and Fraud Investigations, Fraud Prevention and Risk Assessment, Pre-Audit Planning and Preparation

  • Audit Management and Quality Reviews

  • Federal Grant Monitoring and Compliance, Circular A-133. Performance Audits and Reviews; including goals, strategy and performance measurement


  • American Military University, 2013, Master of Arts, Honors, American History

  • Saint Edward's University, 1975, M.B.A.

  • University of Texas at Austin, 1972, 8.B.A.

  • John H, Reagan High School, Austin, 1968


  • Certified Public Accountant, CPA

  • Certified Fraud Examiner, CFE-retired

  • Certified Forensic Accountant, CRFAC

  • Registered Forensic Investigator, RFI

  • Government Forensic Accountant, ABGOV


  • David M. Walker Excellence in Govt. Performance and Accountability, 2008

  • The Bob Bullock Award for Outstanding Public Stewardship, 2005

  • Administrator of the Year, Texas State Agency Business Administrators, 2013

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