Keith A. Ackerman, LMSW

Chief Operating Officer

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Prior to joining Colton Strawser Consulting, Keith served as the Chief Operations Officer for Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County from 2016 – 2022. From 2014 – 2016 he served as the Executive Director of The Cottages at Hickory Crossing, a position he transitioned into after having served as the Chief Operations Officer for CitySquare from 2005 to 2014 and the CitySquare Community Health Services Practice Administrator from 2003 to 2005. From 1991 – 2003, he served in various capacities for Millwood Psychiatric Hospital in Arlington Texas, the last position being the Corporate Director of Human Resources.

In addition, Keith has served as a consulting Social Worker to a Hospice Home Health agency, Youth Director for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, served as an After School Tutor with the Boys and Girls Club of Arlington, a Shift Supervisor for the Volunteers of America Riverside Facility Halfway House in Fort Worth, a house arrest electronic monitor for Volunteers of America and has served on several community Advisory Boards in Dallas.

Keith is a Licensed Master Social Worker having received his BSW and MSSW from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also holds accreditation as a Human Services – Board Certified Practitioner and the Non-Profit Leadership Certificate from Southern Methodist University through the Center for Non-Profit Management.

Keith is active in the Boy Scouts of America, having been an Eagle Scout himself, and has served in various roles for units and districts in the Circle Ten and Longhorn Councils. He is a native of Charleroi (Pittsburgh), PA.