Lakewood native and Rocky River High School graduate Keith Krach nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Born in Lakewood and raised in Rocky River, Keith Krach, a former U.S. undersecretary of state and CEO of DocuSign and Ariba, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
The prestigious honor is tied to his work defending against Chinese “techno-authoritarianism” and leveraging the United States’ technological advantages toward a new form of diplomacy.
“This is something I never dreamed of,” said Krach, calling from San Francisco. “I don’t think anybody dreams of that, so at first I was in shock, but more than anything else just really humbled.
“I also think about the results of our work. It’s all about our team. I brought in a great bipartisan team in the United States State Department and we combined it with some of the greatest career foreign service officers,” he said.