Keelan Erhard joined Partnership for the Public Good in 2023 and has been Director of Finance and Operations since January 2024. Keelan joined PPG after working with Habitat for Humanity Buffalo for six years where they began as an AmeriCorps fellow in 2017 and served in various capacities, including as Operations Manager and managing the homebuyer program as their Family Services & Loan Manager.
They are particularly interested in research and policy regarding housing, urban planning, and the built environment in Buffalo. They are involved with organizing and advocacy work with the Buffalo Democratic Socialists of America, where they chair the Infrastructure Committee and co-authored a research report, Unburying Buffalo: Making the Case for Sidewalk Snow Removal, on how the city of Buffalo can and should implement and fund municipal sidewalk snow removal. They also volunteer with Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals and previously served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project.
Keelan received their Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises from Syracuse University.