Laura Christine Keehner to wed Michael John Rigas

Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Keehner of Rancho Santa Fe announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Christine Keehner, of Washington, D.C., to Michael John Rigas of Washington, D.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rigas of Boston.

A party to announce their engagement was held at The George Town Club in November. A May 3 wedding is planned in Washington, D.C., with a honeymoon in the Greek Islands.

Keehner, a graduate of the College of William & Mary, recently concluded more than five years of service as a political appointee in President George W. Bush’s administration.

During her tenure, she served as press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland

Security, as well as in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, and as senior adviser at the U.S. Department of Justice.

While at William & Mary, she was student body president, a member of the Board of Visitors, and played Division I volleyball on an athletic scholarship. Keehner grew up in Pacific Palisades and attended the Marlborough School and The Bishop’s School, where she graduated in 1997.

Keehner and her mother are active members of the National Charity League, and Keehner was presented at its Debutante Ball in San Diego, as well as the La Jolla Debutante Ball.

Michael Rigas received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and holds graduate degrees from Boston University and Harvard University.

He also just completed his tenure with the Bush administration as the associate administrator for the General Services Administration, where he focused on helping small businesses and veterans contract with the federal government.

Previously, he held positions at Mellon Bank and Brown Brothers Harriman and Co.