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Dean's Advisory Council: Timothy P. Keenan

Timothy P. Keenan, is chairman of the board, CEO and co-founder of High Performance Technologies, Inc. (HPTi). HPTi is designed as a firm to create an environment for “delivered creativity” for our customers. Mr. Keenan has overall strategic and operational responsibility for HPTi's initiatives in developing extreme systems solutions for the accomplishment of our customers missions. As an original founder of HPTi, he has helped to develop and grow HPTi into a dynamic combination of creative design and disciplined execution. HPTi develops some of the fastest computing technology in the world and uses this technology to aid many critical federal agencies: DHS, DOJ, FBI, NSA, DoD, DOE, Treasury, NIH, National Labs and many others in mission accomplishment.

In his leadership role, Mr. Keenan manages strategic and operational functions for HPTi. As one of the founders of the company, he helped build HPTi into a highly respected technical contracting firm. HPTi was recently named the top ethical firm in America in the mid-sized category with the American Business Ethics Award, one of the top 25 federal contractors by the Washington Business Journal. HPTi was honored in 2009 with the United States Senate Productivity Quality Award Medallion of Excellence denoting quality processes throughout the organization. This award is based upon the National Malcolm Baldrige Award. In addition, HPTi is one of the top 50 technology employers in the Washington D.C. area and has received numerous awards for its advanced computing technology solutions. HPTi teams under his guidance have won numerous accolades from clients to include the Secure E-Biz Leadership Award two times, CIO Magazine Agile 100 Award, National Guard Bureau Heritage Award, IRS CIO Award for Excellence, National Capital Business Ethics Award winner in 2008, and many certificates of appreciation.

Mr. Keenan is adept at transformation strategy and change management in entrepreneurial organizations. With over 30 years of technical and managerial experience in the design, development and integration of leading edge systems for the federal marketplace, Mr. Keenan is consistently sought to participate in industry studies of large mission critical software intensive systems. He is also pursued for his insights into acquisition streamlining. His personal expertise in applying new technologies through advanced architecture approaches is sought by federal clients across the mission critical agencies. Mr. Keenan was recently featured at the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Future Forum where 30 of the IT industries government and corporate luminaries were gathered to discuss the future of the government technology industry. He also works in partnership with academia and is focused on building technology leaders for tomorrow. This partnership is with universities such as MIT Sloan School of Management, the Wharton School, George Mason University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is on the Board of Advisors of The Ohio State University's Fisher School of Business, James Madison University and George Mason University College of Science.

HPTi, under Mr. Keenan’s leadership has focused its community service energies on supporting youth in our community through sports, mentoring and education. It is through learning teamwork at an early age and matriculating into education programs that support these concepts that our youth are best served. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Partnership for Youth. This is an organization created by the Fairfax County, Virginia Board of Supervisors to help curb youth violence in the county through support to a wide range of programs designed to have a direct and positive impact on youth. Personally he has coached sports at the youth level for over 18 seasons as have many of HPTi’s personnel. HPTi has sponsored over 40 teams in many sports and activities to include band, orchestra, and odyssey of the mind, hockey, lacrosse, football, basketball, soccer, and baseball.

Mr. Keenan has been honored by a number of awards to include the 2009 International Business Awards Executive of the Year in North America, 2008 SmartCEO Magazine Circle of Excellence Top Ten CEO’s, 2008 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Alumni Hall of Fame, SmartCEO Magazine Smart100 CEO’s, 2007 Best Executive “Stevie” Award from the American Business Awards, 2006 Winning Workplaces’, Best Boss Award, 2006 Professional Achievement Award from The Ohio State University, 2005 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Washington, a National Leadership Award in 2005 and a Government Contractor Executive of the Year finalist in 2004. He was also named the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA) Young AFCEAN of the Year in 1989. He has published papers on the subject of entrepreneurship, change management in high technology firms and is an accomplished public speaker at academic, government and industry forums.

Mr. Keenan graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and earned his M.B.A. in MIS/Finance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.