Matt Keelen, founder and President of the government affairs firm The Keelen Group (TKG), is a widely known and highly regarded lobbyist & political strategist with over twenty years’ experience. He excels in building relationships with key figures while earning a reputation for consistently delivering hard-earned victories. Bloomberg Government Affairs rated the Keelen Group fourth in their 2015 rating of top performing lobbying firms in the nation. He and his wife Jennifer worked together, running TKG as a family business since its inception. Most recently Keelen was a member of the on the winning Trump-Pence Presidential campaign.
Keelen’s ability to effectively navigate the landscape between legislative policy and political reality has made him a respected, sought after voice, not only in Washington D.C. but around the country. Acknowledged for his innate ability to establish and develop long lasting political relationships, Keelen has dozens of time-tested relationships with Members of Congress, including many who are in positions of considerable influence today. Currently there are over twenty-five members serving in the House and Senate that Keelen assisted in getting onto Capitol Hill, along with two Republican governors.
Throughout his career Matt Keelen has been recognized by both his peers and outside observers for his outstanding networking ability and real world political acumen. He was named a “Rising Star of Politics” and was profiled as a “Mover and Shaker” by Campaigns and Elections magazine. The Hill newspaper has also repeatedly named Keelen one of the Top 50 Lobbyists in Washington, D.C., now being named the last six years in a row, and nine of the last eleven times.