Chance For Life
2018 Chairmen

Chance For Life is proud and honored to announce this year's Chairman of the 2018 Chance For Life event, Tim Keating, Senior VP of Government Operations for The Boeing Company. CFL is so grateful for Tim's leadership as a champion and ambassador for Chance for Life and its fight against pediatric cancer.

Tim Keating
Chance For Life 2018 Chairman

Senior VP of Government Operations

Timothy Keating is senior vice president of Government Operations for The Boeing Company, the world’s leading aerospace company. He is a member of the company’s Executive Council. Keating joined Boeing in May 2008 and leads the company’s public policy efforts, including all U.S. federal, state and local government liaison operations. He also leads Boeing’s Global Corporate Citizenship organization.

Prior to joining Boeing, Keating was senior vice president, Global Government Relations, for Honeywell International. In this position, he was responsible for leading Honeywell’s companywide government relations program. He led a global function with offices in Washington, D.C., Belgium, China, India, and Canada. In the U.S., Keating oversaw Honeywell’s policy advocacy efforts with Congress and the executive branch, as well as with state governments. He also chaired the Honeywell Political Action Committee. In addition, he was responsible for Honeywell’s grassroots program.

Previously, Keating served as chairman of the board and managing partner at Timmons and Company — one of Washington’s most prestigious lobbying firms. There, from 1998 until he joined Honeywell in 2002, Keating worked closely with Congress along with a wide range of CEOs, CFOs and general counsels in formulating and communicating public-policy recommendations.

Keating served the Clinton Administration as special assistant to the President and staff director for White House Legislative Affairs. At the request of the White House, he served as director for Government Affairs and co-director of Credentials for the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Following the convention, he assisted in the preparation and logistics for the presidential and vice-presidential debates. Keating again served as director for Government Affairs and co-director of Credentials for the presidential Inaugural Committee in 1997. In both 2000 and 2004, he served as director of Government Affairs and co-director of Credentials for the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles and Boston, respectively. Keating began his association with the Clinton administration in 1992 by serving on the transition team preparing for confirmation of the President’s Cabinet.

Before joining the Clinton Administration, Keating held several positions with the United States House of Representatives. He served as assistant floor manager for the Democratic leadership from 1986-1992 and, prior to that, as special assistant to the doorkeeper.

Keating is a member of the CSIS Advisory Board, Corporate Advisory Board of SOME, Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers, Board of Directors for Signature Theatre, Board of Trustees for WETA, and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Keating is a graduate of the University of Scranton, with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and he has an honorary doctorate of business administration from the University of South Carolina. He was born in Scranton, Pa.. He and his wife Ann reside in McLean, Va.

We are proud to have Casey Patten, co-founder of Taylor Gourmet as the 2018 Culinary Chair. Casey has carefully curated the new CFL Taste Experience model to recruit the regions top chefs and elevate the Chance For Life evening party to new heights. With Casey's leadership, the CFL Taste Experience will continue its run as the best event in Washington.

Casey Patten
Taste Experience Chairman

Taylor Gourmet