Vincent M Keenan Director, Publius.org

Vincent M Keenan is a lifelong Detroiter, engaged citizen, and the director of Publius.org, a non-partisan organization founded in 1996 to promoting civic participation and voter education. Vince holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan and is network engineer by training. He was the Senior Computer Systems Specialist for the U of M Dept. of Human Genetics during the time the Human Genome Project completed mapping the genome. Vince holds the patent for creating the first website that let voters check their polling locations, registration and sample ballots online, and in 2008 authored the Federal guidelines for building Voter Information Websites. He’s lived in London, Ann Arbor and Washington DC, but keeps finding his way back home. Currently, he lives in Detroit’s Historic Corktown neighborhood with his fiancé Jamie Kaye Walters across the street from a house his great grandfather owned 100 years ago. You can contact him at director@publius.org or 313-731-2373.