Mike Keating is currently the COO for Discovery Place, Inc. a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring lifelong exploration and learning, especially in the disciplines of science, technology and nature.
Prior to joining Discovery Place, Mr. Keating served and contributed to Springs Global US, a multinational textile & home goods company, for 21 years. Mr. Keating was a commissioned officer in the US Air Force and worked for Schlumberger and Kemper National Services. He earned an Executive MBA from Winthrop University and a BA from The Citadel.
In addition to serving on Apparo’s Board of Directors, Mr. Keating is President Emeritus for the Charlotte Region Chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and also serves on the York Technical College IT Advisory Board.
In addition to his board work, he has a particular interest in supporting workforce development efforts, especially those related to STEM/STEAM, US Veterans, and Disability Inclusion.