Tim Keller became Albuquerque’s Mayor on Dec. 1, 2017. As mayor, Keller is committed to prioritizing job creation, igniting innovation, and fostering broad-based economic growth.
Mayor Keller previously was elected twice as State Senator for Albuquerque’s International District and was one of the youngest State Auditors in the country when elected in 2014. In the New Mexico Senate, he rose to the position of majority whip and successfully sponsored laws on wage retaliation prevention, immigrant protection, community schools, tax incentive reform, and an in-state business preference to create local jobs. He also had the distinction of cosponsoring the largest number of bipartisan sponsored bills passed during his legislative tenure.
In addition to his public service, Tim spent fifteen years in the private sector. He also lived for several years in Cambodia where he ran the nation’s first IT social enterprise. The organization focused on hiring land mine victims and other disadvantaged persons.
Mayor Keller was born and raised in Albuquerque. He graduated from St. Pius X High School, attended the University of Notre Dame where he studied Finance and Art History, and earned his MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School.