Client Testimonials | The Keelen Group
Client Testimonials

“The Keelen Group sets the standard for quality and lasting relationship building with elected officials - both in Washington DC as well as in state capitals. Their hard work ethic is the difference maker between lobbying success and failure, especially given the large amount of public policy issues affecting our organization's membership.”

-Jim Brewer

Vice President of Government Affairs

American Society of Interior Designers


“We chose Matt and his team, The Keelen Group, for their knowledge of the players on Capitol Hill, their ability to bring the right players together, and their ability to understand and achieve our goals within the structure and environment of the Hill. The Keelen Group is more than just a lobbying firm. They are an extension of our organization and industry.”

-Michele M. Jones,

Executive Vice President/CEO

The National Insulation Association


“The Keelen Group provides exceptional service formulating and implementing our government affairs strategy.  Frank McCarthy's mastery of the legislative process and his deep relationships with key stakeholders enable us to aggressively and confidently pursue our association's goals on Capitol Hill.  Personalized service, relentless drive, and unparalleled expertise are the hallmarks of The Keelen Group.  The Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association is proud to be associated with The Keelen Group and congratulate them on their well-deserved recognition by Bloomberg as one of The Top 5 Lobbying Firms in D.C.”

-Derek Tate

Government Affairs Committee

South West Airline Pilots Association (SWAPA)


“Committed, accessible, unrelenting, and sincere are attributes that best describe TKG. I can attest that no one on Capitol Hill works harder, cares more and produces results than The Keelen Group. Moreover, it is a genuine family atmosphere where clients are made to feel part of the team. A devoted staff and an exceptionally talented lobbying team make TKG the absolute best choice for representation in Washington DC.”

-Capt. Coley George

Chairman - Industry Affairs

NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP)


“We have been partnering with The Keelen Group since 2007.  That alone should tell you all you need to know.  We truly are a part of the TKG family and they are a part of the MCAA family.  Their dedication, expertise, and ability to handle any issue or task, whether it be legislative or political, is without peer.  Our Association and Membership have seen our reputation and respect in Washington, DC and throughout the states rise to levels we would never have been able to reach without them.  Matt Keelen and Steve Borg are two of the best around.”

-Jeff Buczkiewicz,

President and CEO

Mason Contractors Association of America


“Our relationship with TKG has been exceptional.  Right from the start, Matt and his team tried to impact our bottom line by reviewing proposed legislation that will impact our industry and utilizing his network of contacts to find win/win situations for our business units.  Overall they have successfully built the PIKE brand with key policy makers across the spectrum.”

-Ken Flechler

Chief Administrative Officer

PIKE Corporation


"The Keelen Group has been one of the best investments we have made in our government relations strategy.  Their ability to work in a bipartisan manner, especially on issues that haven’t traditionally been bipartisan, has been immensely important to us and our company.  TKG’s experience, connections, and knowledge of Capitol Hill set them apart and is the reason why we have been a part of their family for over 10 years."  

-Elizabeth Healy

Assistant Vice President of Government Relations

The Doctors Company


“We have worked with Matt since he started lobbying in 2005.  He has always been an extremely valuable part of our team.  TKG has helped with public policy, PAC, and branding of our industry among Washington elites.  When everyone was saying nothing can get done in Washington in 2016, TKG helped us pass our number one Federal issue:  TSCA Reform!  Matt is not your typical Washington lobbyist.  I have always found him to be honest and ethical!  I highly recommend TKG as a partner.” 

-William R. Carteaux

President & CEO

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association