President & Executive Director
Keith has more than 25 years of public relations, strategic philanthropy and corporate communications experience. His diverse background includes corporate, agency, political and non-profit organizations. Keith has served as President and Executive Director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina since January 2014 and hosts the organization’s weekly television show “Education Matters” that airs on WRAL-TV in Central/Eastern NC and statewide on UNC-TV’s NC Channel.
Before joining the Public School Forum, Poston served as the Senior Director of Community Investment for Time Warner Cable where he led strategic philanthropy and community engagement for the company’s East Coast operations. Before working with Time Warner Cable, Keith was Managing Director of Corporate Communications at AGL Resources, Director of Public Relations and Employee Communications for Progress Energy (now Duke Energy), and Vice President/Account Supervisor at Ketchum Public Relations in Washington, D.C.
Keith currently serves as President of the Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Board of Directors. He also serves on the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Advisory Board and the Kenan Fellows Program Board of Advisors. Keith is a Leadership North Carolina graduate and received the “40 under 40” Leadership Award in 2004 from the Triangle Business Journal. Keith received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.