Keith Karl Hilbig has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2001. Prior to becoming a general authority, he was general counsel for the LDS Church in Europe. Hilbig was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hilbig holds a bachelor's degree in European history from Princeton University. He later studied at Duke University School of Law, and also attended Brigham Young University for a semester after his mission, where he met his wife. Hilbig worked for a large law firm in the Los Angeles area of California and later had his own law practice.
In the LDS Church, Hilbig has been a bishop, stake president, seminary teacher, and a regional representative of the Twelve. From 1989 to 1992, he was the president of the church's Switzerland Zurich Mission. From 1995 to 2001, Hilbig was an area seventy. In April 2001, he became a general authority and a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. He was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventyin April 2006. As a general authority, he has served in several area presidencies and as executive director of the church's Audiovisual Department. During the church's October 2012 general conference, Hilbig was released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and designated an emeritus general authority.