William Keyes moved to Washington more than 40 years ago to work on Capitol Hill for the Joint Economic Committee and then as a White House Senior Policy Advisor. In 2001, he established the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, the crowning achievement of his professional life.

In addition to his work at the Institute, he is active at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a proud member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; a devoted member of Alfred Street Baptist Church; and a corporate director of Union Bank (UBNC).

He is also a proud husband, father and grandfather.

Awards Bill Keyes has received for his work in education include:

Mac A. Stewart Distinguished Award for Service (Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, Ohio State University) 2010

Asa G Hilliard Model of Excellence Award (College Board) 2012

Make a Difference Award (Epstein, Becker and Green, PC) 2015

Warrior Award (International Colloquium on Black Males in Education) 2017

He has also been recognized for his work by his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

Order of the Golden Fleece (Highest honor society at UNC and oldest honorary society of its type in the United States)

Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society

Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award (Presented at Black Alumni Reunion)

Local Legend (Presented by Washington, DC Black Alumni Carolina Club)

Distinguished Service Medal (Presented by General Alumni Association)

William Keyes