SPRINGFIELD, Va. (Nov. 30 2021) –For over 15 years, Hope For The Warriors has been dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families. Each year under the leadership of trusted board members, the national nonprofit aims to provide support through a variety of programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition.
John Keener recently joined the six-member Hope For The Warriors board council. Keener, a retired public accountant, is a longtime supporter of Hope For The Warriors.
He spent 40 years working in the accounting industry having practiced as a tax partner with Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he ran its US Banking and Capital Markets Tax Practice. Keener was also a member of PwC’s US Tax Leadership Team, and the Worldwide Engagement Tax Partner serving Bank of America.
“My personal interaction with wounded vets has allowed me to witness the direct impact that Hope For The Warriors has had upon their lives and the lives of their family members,” said Keener. “Hope For The Warriors, through the tireless leadership of Robin Kelleher, has worked diligently to understand and address the evolving needs of the community. But more importantly, Hope For The Warriors has never lost sight of the importance of taking a deeply personal, wholistic, and family oriented approach in addressing the specific needs of the individual. I am proud and honored to be a part of such an organization.”
In 2009, during his tenure as the leader of PwC’s US Banking and Capital Markets Tax Practice, Keener co-founded the Financial Services Tax Study Group, composed of the tax directors of the six largest U.S.-based multinational financial services companies, which was formed to address mutual issues they faced as a result of the global financial crisis.
Since retiring, he has been a consultant to a number of U.S. public companies in the process of acquiring or restructuring international operations as well as to several of the banking practices of PwC located outside the U.S.
“It’s an privilege to have John on the board council after he and his wife, Carolee’s, years of support,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors. “As a military family, the Keeners understand the ever-changing needs of the military community and are always eager to assist the organization and our programs that support military families.”
Keener holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Emory University. He has attended executive education courses in corporate restructuring at Harvard Business School as well as international managerial macroeconomics at MIT Sloan School of Management.
He and his wife, Carolee, reside in Linville, N.C. and have one son, a U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, and one grandson.
About Hope For The Warriors: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 36,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 170 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.