International Association of Fire Fighters | The Keelen Group
International Association of Fire Fighters

“The Keelen Group has represented the IAFF nearly 10 years.  During that time, through the strategic outreach of TKG, we have built several dozen relationships with Republican legislators in Washington, DC and in many states.  These relationships have yielded tremendous successes for the IAFF.  We have passed several huge pieces of legislation which yielded extremely positive results for our members; these include the recent 9/11 Health bill, HELPS, Safer funding, and Pension reform.  They are a huge part of our team.”

Kevin O’Conner, Vice President Government Affairs

International Association of Fire Fighters


“The Mason Contractors Association of America has been extremely satisfied with the efforts of the Keelen Group on our behalf. Their team has elevated our legislative activity to a height we were unable to reach with our own independent lobbyist, and their expert political strategy has increased the efficiency of our PAC dramatically. It is unclear to me how they do it, but they provide so much personal attention that it seems as if we are their only client! The Keelen Group has absolutely affected our success rate.  I would highly recommend them to anyone.”

Jeff Buczkiewicz, Executive Director

Mason Contractors Association of America


“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 been working with The Keelen Group to broaden our reach in Washington for over 7 years. They have deeply affected our efforts. TKG has become an integral part of our association team and have helped us build a strong presence on Capitol Hill. Their outstanding work organizing our fly-ins, promoting our legislative agenda, and helping us start a PAC allows us to provide top-notch service to our members. I highly recommend their expertise and services to any trade association, corporation, or small business.” 

William R. Carteaux, President & CEO

The Plastics Industry Trade Association


“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 by 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 sets the standard for quality and lasting relationship building with elected officials - both in Washington, D.C. 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


“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