Staff

C. EDWARD KELLER

President and Chief Executive Officer, assumed leadership of the Beaumont Foundation during 2018. He previously served as the Director of Grant Authentication from 2003-2006 and most recently as the foundation’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the foundation, he spent 28 years in law enforcement, beginning his career with the Maryland State Police and retiring as an FBI agent. In that time, he received numerous honors and awards for outstanding investigative work and for his leadership skills. Mr. Keller is a 1974 graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has received the university’s most prestigious award as a Distinguished Alumni.

ROBERT W. CRAFT

General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer, a 1983 graduate of the University of Texas with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, received his J.D. in 1989 from the South Texas College of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and admitted to practice before the United States District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

CAROL S. EDDINS

Director of Grants, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Texas Tech University. She taught school in Lubbock and Port Arthur. A life-long resident of Southeast Texas, she has worked with nonprofit organizations and led efforts to raise funds for numerous community endeavors.

HANNAH M. WARD

Senior Executive Assistant, is from San Antonio, Texas. She was a Multi-Line Insurance Agent licensed in 43 states before joining the Foundation in 2012. She has degrees in Business Management, Entrepreneurship and in General Business from Lamar University.