Frank McCarthy | The Keelen Group
Frank McCarthy

Frank McCarthy joined the Keelen Group, LLC (TKG) in October of 2012, bringing a wide range of personal and professional experience to the firm. As a sports journalist, seasoned congressional staffer, and most recently the Senior Political and Legislative Representative for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), Frank’s knowledge and background strengthens TKG’s expanding transportation and labor practice.

During his tenure at NATCA, Frank played an integral role in obtaining favorable provisions in the 2012 FAA Reauthorization bill, including protection of collective bargaining rights and securing employee involvement in Air Traffic Control modernization and facility realignment. Prior to his work at NATCA, Frank spent six years working on transportation and labor issues on Capitol Hill. As a staffer on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, serving both Congressman Bud Shuster (PA), and Don Young (AK), he helped advance the historic Railroad Retirement Reform Act, which was signed into law. Following his work with the transportation committee, Frank accepted a position with his hometown Congresswoman, Sue Kelly (NY), where he focused primarily on her Transportation Committee assignment. In this role he helped secure critical funding for a variety of highway, water, and infrastructure projects in the Hudson Valley. This included a new control tower and access road for the Stewart International Airport (SWF). In addition to the transportation work, Frank also handled a number of policy issues, including labor, the environment, defense, energy, taxes, and the federal budget.

Frank graduated from SUNY Albany with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, and he also holds an Associates Degree in Communications and Media Arts from Dutchess Community College. Additionally, Frank studied Journalism at NYU. Before moving to Washington, DC, Frank was a sports reporter covering a Tampa Bay Rays' minor league baseball affiliate and worked on several political campaigns in New York. Frank and his wife Richette live in Alexandria, VA with their two daughters.