Michael Keane, a consultant and the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Genomatica, will give a talk titled “The Journey to a Sustainable Future” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 25, at the Center for Performing Arts at Illinois State University.
An alumnus of Illinois State, Keane is a member of the College of Business Hall of Fame. He is a consultant and former leader at the bioengineering technology company Genomatica, which develops biobased processes to produce chemicals with greater sustainability than using petroleum based feedstocks. Previous to his role at Genomatica, Keane held similar executive leadership positions at Clipper Windpower, Inc., a wind energy technology company; Computer Sciences Corporation; and at UNOVA, Inc. and Western Atlas Inc, industrial technologies companies.
Keane currently serves as a director and audit committee chairman for the City of Hope, a non-profit comprehensive cancer center and previously served on the boards of MRV Communications, Clipper Windpower, Inc. and Zix Corporation His associations include memberships in the Financial Executives Institute, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The talk, in celebration of Business Week, is sponsored by the College of Business.
The President's Speaker Series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.
For more information, or if you need special accommodations to fully participate in the Speaker Series, contact Julie Barnhill, director of Presidential and Trustee Events, at jtbarnh@IllinoisState.edu or (309) 438-8790.