11-4-1Heather McKeon is the gatekeeper for McKeon Group. Before she came on board, it was difficult to set up an appointment with a former Chairman and member of Congress. Now she makes it happen daily.

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.

“Every day is new and exciting,” Heather explained. “Now that we have clients in a variety of spaces, I get to work alongside thought-leaders and the Chairman to spur progress.”

Heather graduated from Brigham Young University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Education. Upon graduating, Heather worked for Novell for two years before moving to Southern California to pursue a career in teaching.

Heather worked as a junior high school instructor for the William S. Hart District teaching health and science courses. After she had her first child, Heather stayed home to raise her family and manage the household.

“While I have never managed a company’s schedule in a professional capacity, overseeing the schedules of four children taught me a number of organizational and tactical planning skills.”

In 2012, Heather took an accounting position with Cota Cole LLP, a law firm headquartered in Roseville, California. She was responsible for billing and keeping record of the firm’s financial transactions. Just before she accepted her current position with McKeon Group, Heather was recruited to be a contributing writer for an online marketing agency. During her three years as a writer, Heather’s responsibilities included research and content production for a number of the agency’s clients.

“My combined prior work experience has taught me the importance of managing time effectively,” Heather said. “Being able to implement that knowledge in my every day work here at McKeon Group has been mutually beneficial.”

Heather, originally from Utah, relocated to Washington DC with her husband, Howard. Together they’ve raised four children. She is an avid runner and has completed a number of half and full marathons.