Keith served for a combined total of 20 years as LDG’s president and CEO before retiring in April 2020, transforming it into an award-winning, 100 percent employee-owned firm with a national reach that is widely admired for its quality, projects and talent.
The company also transitioned to an ESOP employee-ownership model in 2002, and since then, annual revenue growth has averaged 12 percent and the enterprise value of the firm has grown at an average of 19 percent per year.
In addition to these significant achievements, Keith led, developed and implemented three-to-five-year strategic plans and five to 20-year master planning programs; developed and trained clients and community leaders on leadership, entrepreneurship, employee ownership, strategic planning, scenario planning and change management to achieve sustained growth and success; and aligned organizational vision with available resources and prioritized initiatives to meet short, intermediate and long-range goals for performance improvement, growth and successful business outcomes.
Keith’s great professional passions are leadership development, change management and community stewardship. He has followed these interests with great enthusiasm throughout his career, including serving as a trustee, board director or member of UPMC Susquehanna, Cargas Systems, The Fund for Northern Tier Development, the YWCA of Northcentral PA, and the regional Susquehanna Health Foundation. Keith has been widely sought as a presenter and is the author of “Top 21 Reflections on Leadership.” He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and is registered as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and New York.