On September 11, 2001, Keating Crown was in his office on the 100th floor of the South Tower when the North Tower was hit. As he attempted to evacuate the building, he reached the 78th floor when the airplane hit the South Tower from floors 78-84. He was fortunate to survive the impact and find his way to the stairwell. Despite his injuries, he reached the ground level, where he was evacuated and taken to the hospital. AON Corporation lost 176 people on September 11th, seven of whom were in the Financial Services Group.
Mr. Crown is now a Principal with Sterling Bay Companies in Chicago, primarily focused on new Real Estate Acquisitions and Development as well as strategic capital pursuits and relationships. He was previously Director of Development for Tishman Speyer in New York and San Francisco. He also worked at AON Corporation in the Financial Services Group. He is actively involved in charity work, serving on the Trinity College Board of Visitors for Duke University, Lead the Way Fund Advisory Committee, and the 606/Bloomingdale Trail, among others.