Bill Keating Jr. 

The Keating Family at the 2016 Great Ohio River Swim (Left to Right) Bill Keating Jr, Annette Keating (Bill's Grandaughter), Jack Keating, Caroline Keating

The Keating Family at the 2016 Great Ohio River Swim

(Left to Right) Bill Keating Jr, Annette Keating (Bill's Grandaughter), Jack Keating, Caroline Keating

 
 

Bill Keating, Jr. was active in academic and athletic programs for more than 30 years. He  served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Cincinnati, St. Ursula Academy and St. Xavier High School.  He also was active in the Greater Cincinnati Sports Corp., Girls!CAN, Cincinnati 2012, the Harmony Project, and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Foundation.  

Bill practiced law with Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL for 38 years, primarily in the area of corporate and business law representing publicly traded and privately-held businesses; he also practiced in business succession planning, executive compensation and estate and tax planning.  He was listed in Best Corporate Lawyers in America and he had the highest peer review rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Bill served on the Advisory Board for the UC Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research and was a member of the UC, College of Business, Board of Corporate Advisors.  He also was currently involved in numerous other community and charitable activities.

As a former swimmer, he continued to volunteer as a coach and a high school and college swim official.  Bill officiated numerous Ohio High School Swimming Championships and NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming Championships. 

When we started the Great Ohio River swim in 2007, Bill Keating Jr. was one of the first to sign up.  The first year of the swim Bill won the male swim, but lost the overall title to his daughter, Caroline .  Three of his kids and his father swam across the river with Bill over the years.  Bill was a big supporter of the swim and throughout the years talked others in joining him the swim across the river. In March of 2017, Bill lost his battle with brain cancer and now we dedicate the river swim to him.