Gregory A. Keeler is the President of the GMSK Foundation, and he helps businesses hire veterans.
Greg has 21 years of honorable military service with a background in Leadership Training, Operational Planning, and Team Building. Along with his military training he has an extensive background in recruiting and corporate staffing. Greg firmly believes we cultivate leaders, and it is never too early in life to start the process.
Team building and process development is the cornerstone of any successful company. From our Rising Stars Youth Training Program to helping Human Resource Departments develop effective veteran hiring process, GMSK Foundation has a service to fit your needs
Mentorship and team building are important parts of Greg's personal life. As a volunteer youth soccer, football, and basketball coach he invests countless hours working with young people. Greg takes great pride in helping young people develop both leadership skills and learning the life-long importance of being member of a team.
Along with coaching, Greg is a member of the East Kentwood High School Athletic Booster Club board of directors and the team dad for the school's varsity track team. He firmly believes that mentors have no greater responsibility than ensuring that young people are surrounded by strong role models.
In the summer of 1990 Greg joined the United States Marine Corps, where spent the next 21 years in service. During his time in the Marines, Greg served three years as an Embassy Guard, in Prague, Czech Republic and Abu Dhabi, UAE. He also served three years as a recruiter in central Minnesota. In 2003 and 2004, Greg participated in the liberation of Iraq. He was also deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. Before leaving the Marine Corps in 2011, Greg earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.
After leaving the Marine Corps, Greg worked as a corporate recruiter with CompHealth before returning to Central Michigan University to earned his Master of Science in Administration with a concentration in Leadership. Starting In 2012, Greg spent two years as State Representatives Brandon Dillon’s Policy Director. After leaving Representative Dillon’s office in 2014, Greg formed GMS Keeler Consulting Group, LLC where he provides high-quality business services. In the fall of 2015 GMS Keeler Consulting formed the GMSK Foundation.
John Keeler services as the Vice President of the GMSK Foundation. He is a highly experienced Research Scientist and Grant Writer. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Creighton University and Master of Science Degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Kansas. Mr. Keeler has over 15 years of research experience, which has served him well during the 7 years he has been writing grants. In addition to his grant writing work, Mr. Keeler has worked as a scientist at POET Research for 8 years, progressing from a Chemist position to his current position as a Research Scientist III.
In this role he is the principle investigator and technical lead on all oil related projects. He has also developed and validated wet chemical and instrumental analysis techniques for carbohydrate, amino acid and oil characterization. Mr. Keeler has written numerous technical reports for POET Research and has been published in Organic Letters and the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Heather Keeler-Johnson is the newest member of the GMSK Foundation family and will serve as Secretary Treasurer and social media director. Mrs. Keeler-Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Project Management from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She currently attended Graduate school for Educational Leadership. With 15 years of experience working with the Native American community helping to improve opportunities for the youth through community outreach, grant management and volunteer work. Mrs. Keeler-Johnson currently works as a Native American Liaison in Moorhead, MN, working to increase graduation rates and provide guidance in College and Career readiness research.