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Michael E. Keyack - Deputy Director

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Mike Keyack began serving as Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ's) Deputy Director under Director Misael Cabrera in April 2018 after leading ADEQ’s Office of Continuous Improvement for more than two years, a role in which he championed the agency’s transformation to a Lean Management System. His passion for mission outcomes sparked at a young age, as he witnessed the entire community in his childhood home of Cape Canaveral, Florida, unite for a single cause — the race to the moon. Before joining ADEQ, Keyack was a Cross Functional Leader at Lockheed Martin, where he spent 30 years engaged in the design, development and operation of complex systems and products for the U.S. Department of Defense. He also has the collaborative role of being the youngest of seven children, through which he has cultivated a genuine caring for the achievements of others.  Keyack earned his MBA from the University of Colorado Denver and his Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University.