January 17, 2013
J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. marks its 60th anniversary in 2013. John "Jack" Keller established the company in downtown Neenah, Wis., in 1953 as a one-man regulatory consulting, warehousing, and insurance underwriting operation. As government regulations evolved and new compliance challenges materialized, the company offered new products and services, helping companies in a variety of industries to manage safety and regulatory compliance.
Today the company offers more than 5,500 products and services for the transport, manufacturing, hazardous materials, human resources, construction, food, and government markets.
In 1990, Keller established the J. J. Keller Foundation in honor of his wife Ethel's 70th birthday. This private, independent family foundation provides charitable funding to many worthwhile organizations, especially those addressing the causes and consequences of poverty in the neighboring communities. To date, gifts and commitments from the foundation and funding programs have totaled more than $35 million.