Since 2007, Allison Keller has been the Executive Director and CFO of the W. M. Keck Foundation, a foundation focused primarily on supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medicine, and organizations that enrich the lives of children, youth and families. By funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers, the Foundation is laying the groundwork for new paradigms, technologies and discoveries that will save lives, provide innovative solutions, and add to our understanding of the world.
From 2007 through 2016, Ms. Keller was also the President of Oakmont Corporation, a private investment firm and family office assisting multi-generational, high net worth extended families and related private foundations. Previously, Ms. Keller was a corporate partner with O’Melveny & Myers LLP. During the mid-1990s, Ms. Keller established and led the Los Angeles Business Attraction & Retention Program on behalf of Mayor Richard J. Riordan.
Ms. Keller’s philanthropic work includes board service in both public and private higher education and K-12 education and medical research and education. She has also performed pro bono legal work for multiple community organizations in Los Angeles.
Ms. Keller earned her A.B. from Princeton University and J.D. from UCLA.