Elected in 2014, Timothy Keller became one of the youngest State Auditors in the country. He is focused on making government work better by providing transparency and accountability for all tax dollars spent in New Mexico. His vision for the office includes the development of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) to improve policy and drive compliance for the equitable and efficient distribution of financial resource throughout the state, and the integration of the annual audit process with special investigations to push accountability for better government financial decision making year after year comparative basis.
Previous to his role as State Auditor, Tim was elected twice to the State Senate in one of the most diverse districts in New Mexico, encompassing Albuquerque’s International District. He rose to the position of Majority Whip and introduced over 100 measures, successfully passing 30 pieces of primary sponsored legislation including reforming the PRC (Public Regulation Commission), tax incentive reform, and in state business preference to create local jobs.
Tim was born and raised in New Mexico and is an Eagle Scout, Toll and Kellogg Fellow. Following graduation from St. Pius X High School, he attended the University of Notre Dame, where he double majored in Finance and Art History. He then went on to earn an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School where he also competed on the rugby and debate teams.
In addition to his public service, Tim spent fifteen years in the private sector. He began his career as an investment banker for Credit Suisse and later was a Senior Manager at what is now Booz & Co. In between, Tim lived in Cambodia for three years where he helped found and became President of Data Digital Divide (DDD), the nation’s first IT firm which extends help to land mine victims and other disadvantaged persons. Tim spent the last six years was a business economist with Blue Stone Strategy Group focused on helping Native American business and government financial operations.
Tim lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Elizabeth Kistin Keller and their daughter Maya.