Keith Conroy is a Vice President at Hicks Partners where he advances many of the economic development projects and public policy initiatives and assists clients in identifying and securing funding opportunities. Conroy’s experience with government entities and economic development projects runs deep and wide. Conroy has participated in a wide variety of public policy initiatives, public private partnerships, as well as commercial real estate and site selection projects and has been actively involved in the design of state and federal programs.
Conroy formerly served as the Assistant Deputy Director for the Ohio Department of Development, where he oversaw many of the state’s economic development programs, including the $400 million revolving Direct Loan Program, the Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund as well as nearly $50 million in grant programs.
Conroy served on a Governor’s Energy Task Force and was one of the architects of Ohio’s Advanced Energy Loan Program. Additionally he played a key role in attracting many international companies to the State of Ohio. Conroy was directly involved with the creation of a number of key programs and initiatives including: Jobs Ready Site Program, AEP Infrastructure Grant and the Industrial Site Improvement Fund.
Conroy is a Certified Economic Finance Professional from the National Development Council. He served on the Development Finance Advisory Council (DFAC) and the Board of the Ohio Water Development Authority. Conroy lived in Japan for more than five years and has traveled extensively around Asia for both business and pleasure.