Appointment of John G. Keller, Jr., as Deputy Assistant to the President for Special Activities
The President today announced the appointment of John G. Keller, Jr., as Deputy Assistant to the President for Special Initiatives.
Since 1991, Mr. Keller has served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism at the Department of Commerce. Prior to this, Mr. Keller served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance, 1989 - 91. From 1987 to 1989, he worked in the Office of the Vice President as Deputy Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Advance and as Deputy Director of Advance, 1986 - 87 and 1984 - 85, respectively. He was also a confidential assistant to the Director at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1985 to 1986. Mr. Keller has acted as a lead advance representative, 1982 - 84, and as a volunteer advance representative, 1981 - 82. In addition, he was the scheduling and advance coordinator for George Bush's Presidential campaign in 1979 - 80. His work experience has allowed him to travel over one million miles and has taken him to more than 70 foreign countries and every State in the Nation.
Mr. Keller graduated from Iowa State University (B.A., 1982). He was born August 10, 1958, in Washington, DC. Mr. Keller is married and resides in Sterling, VA.
George Bush, Appointment of John G. Keller, Jr., as Deputy Assistant to the President for Special Activities Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/267954