Acting Commissioner Lee R. Keith

Lee R. Keith was appointed Acting Commissioner of the Missouri Division of Finance by Gov. Eric R. Greitens on May 19, 2017.

Lee began his banking career with the Dickinson Financial Corporation. Over the past nearly forty years he has provided leadership to address challenging bank issues in Missouri, Illinois, Texas and Florida. With the exception of one year as President and Chief Operating Officer of a wholesale distribution pharmaceutical company he has spent his entire career in the banking industry.

Over the past twenty years Lee’s experience includes areas of strategic planning, capital raising, asset management, mergers and acquisitions and compliance with state and federal banking requirements.

An accomplished communicator he has spoken on Leadership and Ethics at the School of Finance and Economics in Southern China. He is a guest lecturer for several organizations and non-profits with opportunities to speak in Egypt, Turkey, Bahrain, Jordan, Nigeria, Japan and India.

Lee earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Lee is married with two children and five grandchildren.