McKeon Group is a consulting and lobbying firm providing strategic analysis, public relations, advocacy and comprehensive government relations for its clients.
MCKEON GROUP POSSESSES OVER 70 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE WORKING IN CONGRESS. OUR REPUTATION ON CAPITOL HILL INSTANTLY COMMANDS RESPECT AND CREDIBILITY.
Our team is comprised of highly skilled professionals, knowledgeable about the business and intricate aspects of governmental entities – across the federal, state and local levels. We also maintain an extensive record of success in the private sector. Committed to a solutions-oriented approach, our overarching goal is to provide responsible and reliable services with proven results.
Our specialties lie within the defense, education and workforce arenas. This strength is derived from the in-depth experience of Chairman Buck McKeon, who, having served as Chairman of both the House Armed Services Committee and the House Education and Workforce Committee, maintains an accomplished record of enacting major legislative initiatives. The Chairman leads our charge, connecting clients with significant governmental players.
Our most recent expansion includes adding expertise to our education policy team so that we can provide clients interested in PreK-16 issues the services, insight and access to Congress and the Administration they need.
Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon is the face of, and driving force behind, the McKeon Group. And his in-depth political background poises the company for long-term success.
Howard McKeon leads the McKeon Group as Chief Operating Officer, SVP. As an accomplished private sector business development, marketing, and operations executive, he brings an unparalleled level of strategic proficiency to the firm.
Kevin Jones joins the McKeon Group as Senior Vice President. With the addition of Jones to the team comes an unparalleled background of work on Capitol Hill and deeply involved experience with the House Appropriations Committee.
David Roberts serves many clients that have a particular focus on the Federal budget process, targeted policy issues, and federal sales and procurement. Mr. Roberts’ work brings him in close contact with a broad range of House and Senate personal offices, select committee staff and various Federal agencies.
Elvis Oxley joins McKeon Group as the Managing Director specializing in government contracting. Oxley has years of experience as a consultant and his expertise is an asset to the McKeon Group team.
Jessica Lawrence-Vaca joins the McKeon Group as Senior Vice President. She brings unparalleled experience and knowledge to the team having worked as a Capitol Hill staffer and senior government relations professional with over a decade of experience in government and the private sector in Washington, DC.
Marc joins the McKeon Group as the Vice President, Professional Services after 47 years of combined service in the United States Army and as a senior Corporate Executive doing business with the Federal Government. His military service included command assignments with armor and cavalry units worldwide as well as two tours of duty in the Pentagon as an Army General Staff Officer serving in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Office of the Secretary of the Army, Legislative Liaison.
Morris L. Thomas, JD, is a native of Alabama and a former Washington, D.C., Homicide Investigator. The McKeon Group benefits immensely from Thomas’ communications and operational management skills.
Preston Feinberg joins the firm as a Director working with a number of McKeon Group clients. Having worked in various capacities on Capitol Hill, Preston adds his knowledge of advocacy processes to the well-rounded and experienced McKeon Group team.
Wesley Horn joins the firm as an Associate working with a number of McKeon Group clients.
Heather McKeon is the executive assistant for Chairman McKeon and manages the schedule for the entire McKeon Group team. Her organizational and leadership skills have proven to be necessary in order to address client’s needs in a timely manner.
Laura joins the McKeon Group as Vice President with an expertise in strategic planning, government affairs, grassroots advocacy, development and communications within the education space. With over twenty-five years of DC-based experience, she is an accomplished executive with keen interest and demonstrated results in Prek-16 education and health policy.
Jeff Andrade joins the McKeon Group as Senior Advisor with extensive expertise in higher education; postsecondary training and workforce development; student lending, servicing and collections; medical education; disability issues; veterans education programs; as well as in financial services and federal training programs for small businesses.
Brett Roude joins the firm as a Legislative Associate working with several the McKeon Group’s clients. Having worked with numerous offices on Capitol Hill and in the private sector, Brett brings a well-rounded experience to the McKeon Group team.
Brandon Beckham joins the McKeon Group, bringing with him a strong background in political affairs, campaign strategy, and digital media marketing. Brandon assists with policy areas in National Security, Education, and Workforce while spearheading Energy.
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