Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Daniel Keats graduated from First Colonial High School and received a degree in Political Science from James Madison University in 2013. After an internship in Ethiopia, where he connected recent graduates to apprenticeship opportunities, Daniel realized he wanted to help improve people’s lives by working in the non-profit realm.
To aid him in this kind of career, Daniel quickly pursued a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Old Dominion University in a little more than a year, despite working at the same time. Before he obtained his graduate degree in 2015, Daniel completed a summer internship at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations, where he worked to improve socioeconomically disadvantaged New Yorkers’ access to health and human services.
Daniel Keats joined the VSRA staff in October 2019, and serves the Association as the Training Service Administrator & Marine Trade Training Program Coordinator.
Every day, he arrives at the office glad that he works at an organization that not only serves its members but the Hampton Roads community as a whole.
Daniel can be reached at DKeats@VirginiaShipRepair.org or (757) 233-7034 x 108.