Arthur B. Keys

Founder of International Relief and Development


Arthur B. KeysArthur B. Keys is president and CEO of International Relief and Development (IRD). Since founding IRD in 1998, Keys has overseen the distribution of more than $1.75 billion in humanitarian assistance to Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the United States Gulf Coast.

Keys was previously the executive director of Interfaith Impact for Justice and Peace, the secretary for Public Ministries of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, and the president of the consulting firm Keys and Associates.

He has more than thirty years of experience with domestic and international humanitarian assistance, economic development, and food/agriculture programs.