Tim Keller is the mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, a position he has held since December 2017. He previously served as a state senator and was elected state auditor in 2014.
As mayor, Keller, a Democrat, has led efforts to make Albuquerque an immigrant-friendly city, signing a resolution in 2018 reaffirming the city’s commitment to migrants, diversity, and inclusion. Using public funds, the city, in conjunction with partnering Catholic charities, has processed thousands of asylum seekers per month. Keller was profiled in an April 2018 New York Times article that highlighted his love of heavy metal music and its ability to unite residents of diverse backgrounds.
Before his career in public service, Keller spent 15 years in the private sector, initially working with Fortune 500 companies and later helping Native American governmental financial operations. He lived in Cambodia for several years and ran the country’s first IT social enterprise focused on hiring landmine victims and other disadvantaged persons.
Keller is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he studied art history, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Elizabeth Kisten Keller, have two young children.