Keith was born and raised in Orland Park. Keith’s father was a trustee for Orland Park for 6 years and helped bring Orland Square Mall to the Village. As a youth, Keith played OYA baseball and basketball, and was on the first Pioneer football team. He is a product of our local school system and attended Carl Sandburg High School. After high school, Keith graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and joined the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, Keith earned his M.B.A. from Duke University and was a Fuqua Scholar.
Upon leaving the Air Force in 1998, Keith moved back to Orland Park with his wife Betty and their three children: Lisa, Tim, and Amanda. Since returning to Orland Park, Keith has coached baseball and basketball with the OYA and Orland Park Magic for 10 years. The Pekau family has grown to include a granddaughter named Maddie.