Charles C. Keller, formerly a name Partner, currently Senior Counsel at Peacock Keller, one of the largest and longest established full service law firms in Southwestern Pennsylvania, has been selected as a co-recipient of the Southpointe CEO Association’s 2016 World Class CEO Award.
Keller and co-recipient Douglas G. Lee, President of Waynesburg University, were selected for their excellence in profession, achievements in service, and dedication to the business development of the Southpointe Industrial Park. They will be jointly honored Thursday, June 16, at a dinner reception at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe.
Keller has held many leadership roles with national, state and local Bar Associations receiving Washington County Bar Association’s highest honor - the Distinguished Service Award, in 1963, and being named a Fellow with American College of Trial Lawyers.
"I have long believed that community service and business development should go hand in hand," said Keller. "I am proud that I personally, as well as my law firm, have been able to not only serve the community through involvement in service clubs such as Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis and Zonta clubs, but also guide and help counsel many of the prominent businesses that make Southpointe what it is today. I look forward to our firm’s continuing representation of not only our existing Southpointe clientele, but also future businesses which will inevitably continue to be drawn to this incredible business community."
Throughout the communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Mr. Keller has impacted the quality of life with his leadership roles in the Washington County Easter Seal Society, the Mon Valley United Way, the Mon Valley Hospital, Southwest Pennsylvania Human Services, the California Area Chamber of Commerce and the Washington County Community Foundation. Keller also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania State Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Vice President and Director of the Allegheny Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Aside from his legal acumen, Keller is perhaps best known for his involvement with Rotary International, a world-wide service organization of more than 1,200,000 business and professional men and women organized into nearly 34,000 clubs in 170 countries. Keller served as the organization’s President, and Foundation Trustee Chair, and held many other senior leadership positions since he joined Rotary in 1950.
Currently, Keller continues his partnership with Rotary International, concentrating his efforts in the field of international service with the Rotary Foundation, which works to foster world peace, goodwill and understanding.
About Southpointe CEO Association – Located south of Pittsburgh, the Southpointe CEO Association is supported and directed by CEOs in the Southpointe business park. In keeping with the public-private partnership that gave birth to Southpointe, the association brings local, national and international leaders together for informative events and works with government officials on all levels to build upon and expand the region’s business success. To learn more visit www.southpointe-ceo.org.