Keating joined The Knowles Company as a broker in 1988, and subsequently joined with his two business partners to purchase the company in 1994. Keating has vacationed on Mount Desert Island since he was a young child. After moving to Maine permanently, Keating graduated from the University of Maine in 1972 with a degree in Psychology. A licensed captain, he enjoys sailing the coast of Maine on his Hinckley 41. He is a trustee of the Mount Desert Island YMCA and is involved in many activities related to child development on the Island. He resides in Somesville, Maine with his wife, Kim.