Mr. Keen helps organizations better understand their markets and meet their missions. He has worked with clients from Maine to California, including some of the largest businesses and public agencies in the country.
He is a frequent speaker and author on topics concerning race and gender discrimination; health care; water; arts and culture; and small business development and entrepreneurship. He has directed more than 100 disparity studies that examine evidence of discrimination in public contracting, and is a prominent researcher in this field.
Mr. Keen has testified as an expert witness in federal district court, given the keynote speech at state and national conferences, and co-authored the book The Crisis in Health Care: Costs, Choices and Strategies, published by Josey-Bass. He frequently works with leading attorneys, economists and marketing professionals. His work has won awards from the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America, as well as from clients such as the Arizona Department of Transportation and the City of San José.
Mr. Keen has served on economic advisory panels and as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver, teaching graduate-level research methods. He currently serves on a research panel for the National Endowment for the Arts, as a board member for a museum and as a board member of an economic development advisory commission.
For many years, Mr. Keen was Managing Director of BBC Research & Consulting, a Denver-based economic research firm. Prior to joining BBC in 1982, Mr. Keen was a researcher in Urban and Regional Economics for the World Bank, where he analyzed economic development patterns in Brazil. He has also worked for Harvard University and the University of Arizona.
Mr. Keen holds a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.