Alexandria, VA – August 1, 2016 – The McKeon Group announced the addition of a longtime Hill veteran, David Roberts, as Vice President for Strategic Development. Roberts is joining the firm after spending the past ten years as President of DPR Consulting, LLC, where he has served many clients in regard to the federal budget process, targeted policy issues, and federal sales and procurement, with a particular focus in the areas of agriculture, general university representation, and disability employment policy.

“As the McKeon Group continues to expand its breadth and capabilities, the addition of a professional like David to our team is very pleasing,” said The McKeon Group founder and CEO, Howard “Buck” McKeon, former Chairman of the US House Armed Services Committee. McKeon added, “While we’re excited about David’s past and current work in the Ag sector and with universities, his knowledge and experience in so many other areas – including defense, health and human services and within the nonprofit arena is something that really sets him apart. His addition to our team gives us the opportunity and credibility to provide great client representation in many more federal sectors.”

Prior to founding DPR Consulting, LLC in 2006, Roberts served as a Vice President at The Rhoads Group (then a wholly owned subsidiary of Cassidy and Associates). Mr. Roberts prior work in Washington also includes time at Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA), where he served as Manager for Government Relations, and MP3.com, where he served as Director of Government Relations.