Fred Keller, who founded Cascade Engineering in 1973, was instrumental in Grand Valley State University's successful campaign to bring undergraduate engineering education to Grand Rapids. He is a member of the Engineering Advisory Board and the Dean's advisory board in the Seidman College of Business and a member of the advisory cabinet for the Ethics Center at Grand Valley. Fred is a trustee at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a visiting lecturer at Cornell's Johnson School of Business, Chair of the Talent 2025 board, and Co-Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Diversity and Inclusion Council. He is also a co-founding member of Grand Angels. He is the recipient of numerous high-profile awards including the White House's Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership, the West Michigan Hall of Fame, and the Ernst & Young Social Responsibility Entrepreneur Award.
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