- Anne Swayne Keir, president of The Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation
- Keith Swayne, co-founder of the Swayne Family Foundation and retired CEO of Case Swayne Co./International Food Solutions.
About Anne Swayne Keir
Anne is president of her family foundation, The Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation. Nationally, she has worked with The Association of Small Foundation’s, (now Exponent Philanthropy), Next Generation Committee. Anne is a certified family foundation consultant trained at 21/64. She worked with the Resource Generation Family Philanthropy branch serving for 2 years on the planning committee for the Creating Change through Family Philanthropy Retreat.
Anne developed a local chapter of EPIP, (Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy), 4 years ago. EPIP Hawaii is a chapter of a national organization that through a social justice lens, develops new leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities. Anne also recently co-founded a next generation trustee hui.
When Anne is not focusing on philanthropy, she enjoys volunteering her time to local non-profits. She serves on the board of The Hawaii Arts Alliance, KUA, Mental Health Hawaii and Hawaii Public Radio, has presented on panels and workshops for the Hawaii non-profit community, and helped organize educational sessions for the annual HANO Non-Profit Conference.
Anne also enjoys her time with her husband and her 5 year old daughter.
About Keith Swayne
Keith Swayne was the second-generation President/CEO of Case Swayne Co.; a Corona, California based food processor. He served as President and CEO from 1977 to 1999. In 1989, he led a transformation of the company from its original business as a canner and freezer of commodity fruit and vegetable products to that of a developer and processor of specialty seasonings and sauce products for the food service and industrial markets. From 1989 to 1999, the company grew almost seven-fold in sales revenue from $24 million to $160 million with production operations in California, Kansas and Ohio. During that growth period, Case Swayne was certified as an ISO 9001 company, joining a very elite group of U.S. food companies to achieve this certification. In 1997, Mr. Swayne led a recapitalization of the company along with Chase Capital Partners. In 1999, Case Swayne was sold to Bestfoods and merged with Milwaukee Seasonings, to form International Food Solutions, a $250 million subsidiary with 800 employees. Mr. Swayne served as CEO of this new entity and led the integration process. He retired from active management as of June 2000.
Keith has been and continues to be active in the community, his industry, and business in general. Within his industry, he served on the Board of Directors of the National Food Processors Association in Washington D.C. and was a member of the Executive Committee of that organization until his retirement. He currently serves on Advisory and Statutory Boards for several private companies (Mitchell Rubber Products, 4Earth Produce, Dos Gringos, R.W. Smith, Alloy Die Cast, and Jack Rabbit). Keith served as a personal coach for the President and CEO of TEC International (The Executive Committee, now Vistage). He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for the Orange County Community Foundation, as well as the Community Partners for the Orange County Human Relations Council (for which he was co-founder), the Leadership Council for UCI MIND, and in the recent past served on the Whittier College Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach and the Board of Directors of the Laguna Art Museum. He co-founded the Family Foundation Alliance of Orange County and served as Chair of it’s Steering committee. He is a co-founder and director of the Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation (www.swaynefoundation.org). He was named a regional winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1997 and also received a statewide award from the California Association of Human Rights Organizations (CAHRO) in 1997 for his work with the Orange County Human Relations Council. Keith was a member of The Executive Committee/Vistage (TEC) for fifteen years, and served on their national member advisory board for seven years.
Keith has a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics from the University of Oregon and a MBA degree with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an officer in the Navy including duty in Vietnam. He recently lost his wife, Judith Swayne, to Alzheimer’s after a 50 year marriage. They have two grown children and one very charming granddaughter. Keith is an avid hiker and trekker.