Keal is passionate about the community and spends time learning from and mentoring young professionals in the Orlando area. He is a Detroit native and moved to Orlando to attend the University Central Florida – his alma mater. Keal graduated from UCF with a degree in finance and a minor from the DeVos Sports Business Management program. His experience started in the banking world, working in enterprise information systems and investment banking at Suntrust (Atlanta) and Sumitomo Trust (NYC), respectively. He has also held sports marketing positions at UCF Athletics and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Keal has a dream to open a local community center for innovation, and with a signed NDA he will tell you more about it! Before LOBA, he worked as the head of marketing and branding at Insurance Office of America (IOA). Keal helped the organization develop their brand experience, identified scalable opportunities for improvement, and worked on partnerships with the Magic, Jaguars, Raiders, Hornets, Wizards, Capitals, Lightning and many other teams.
Keal has had a passion to serve people through his life’s work. He lives in College Park with his two dogs, Peach and Shadow.