Chair of the Nominating and Audit Committees
Term Expires: 2/1/17
Mr. Honey, a native of Butte, Montana, has lived in Longview since 1988. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from Montana Tech in 1975. In 1991, Mr. Honey received an MBA Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Illinois and member of the National and Texas Societies of Professional Engineers. He is a 30-year member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, a Paul Harris Fellow and an Eagle Scout
Keith Honey has served as the External Affairs Manager for AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company since July 2004. Prior to this appointment, he was General Manager of Community Affairs and Division Manager, Texas Division. Mr. Honey represents Gregg County on the Board of the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA).
Among other community activities, Mr. Honey has served as chairman of the Longview Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Longview Economic Development Corporation, campaign chairman and president of the Greater Longview United Way, president of the LeTourneau University President’s Advisory Council and was a founding Board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Gregg County and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Gregg and Harrison Counties. He received the Longview Partnership’s Chairman’s Award in 2003, and was named the first ever Boys and Girls Club of Gregg County Champion for Youth in 2010. In 2013 Mr. Honey received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.
He currently serves as president of the Longview Economic Development Corporation, chairman-elect of Junior Achievement of East Texas, director of the Longview Chamber of Commerce, vice-chairman of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Gregg and Harrison Counties, secretary of the Texas State Technical College Foundation, chairman of the Good Shepherd Medical Center Foundation and is the Leadership Division Chairman of the Greater Longview United Way. Mr. Honey also serves on the Longview University Center Development Council, the LeTourneau University President’s Advisory Council, and the Pine Tree Independent School District Education Foundation Board.
Mr. Honey and his wife, Diane, have three children, Megan, Robbie and Leslie, and are members of First Lutheran Church.