Keith Swayne served as CEO of Case Swayne Co. a major developer and processor of specialty sauces and seasonings for the food service and industrial markets and its successor company, Universal Food Solutions, a subsidiary of BestFoods/Unilever. He is active in the community, the food industry and business in general, serving on a number of private company boards and non-profit boards. A longtime philanthropist and volunteer, he is the co-founder of the Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation.
He was a regional winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was recognized by the California Association of Human Rights Organizations for his work in the Human Rights field. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Oregon and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He served as an officer in the Navy with duty in Vietnam. He was married 50 years to Judith, who passed away in 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. They have two children and one lovely granddaughter.