New American Bankers Association chief Frank Keating is a delegator who relishes political networking. In other words, he's nothing like Ed Yingling, the group's former CEO, who could pretty much do anyone's job there and was happy to leave the glad-handing to others.

Keating is a man armed with a story — or three — for any occasion. He is charming and well connected. In the space of an hourlong interview he dropped famous names from disciplines ranging from national security to ranching. His contacts list would put anyone's to shame.

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