Larry Keating, president and CEO of Keating Technologies, was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award on September 18th. The award was presented by His Honour David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in recognition of Larry’s long time contributions to Ontarians through his volunteer work and charitable efforts, especially concerning aboriginal computer literacy.
The award was established in 1998 by the Honourable Hilary M. Weston to recognize Ontario volunteers for their outstanding contributions to their communities. The award honours volunteers who serve as the backbone of not-for-profit organizations and who have a direct impact on the people their organizations serve. “Larry continues to give generously of his time and expertise to improve the opportunity for all Ontarians to achieve,” said His Honour, “and for that I thought he should be recognized.”
In addition to being the founder, president and CEO of Keating Technologies since 1987, and NPC since 2008, Larry has served as advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for the Aboriginal Computer Literacy Program and has been recognized as an Ambassador for Privacy by Design by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.
Larry is active on a number of boards and committees, past chairman of the board of Vanity Software Corp, advisory member of the Seneca College Campaign Cabinet, the Markham-Stouffville Hospital Foundation, and past vice chair of the Premier’s Technology Dinner. He was also a member of the Chair’s Advisory Council on e-Government and served for eight years as the founding chairman of the Ministers’ Technology Advisory Group for the Province of Ontario.
Larry and his companies have supported a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations. In 2013 Larry was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service.