Matt Keelen: Washington’s Go-To Lobbyist in the Trump Era

When President Trump first got elected, corporations and foreign governments were left scrambling to find public affairs specialists and lobbyists who could help guide them in what would surely be a different type of Washington. With establishment K Street shops not able to provide the sort of access to the prospective Trump administration that they would under normative circumstances, many sought out alternatives. 

Out of this mirage emerged Matt Keelen. Keelen has become one of the single most sought after government affairs specialists for domestic and foreign interests in the Trump era. It’s no wonder Bloomberg Government Affairs ranked The Keelen Group fourth in their 2015 rating of top performing lobbying groups in the nation. Keelen has been able to maintain close relationships with dozens of members of Congress. But his relationships transcend the legislative branch. 

Keelen has become one of the most highly respected and well-regarded lobbyists for those seeking to navigate the sometimes complex and murky world of the Trump administration. Keelen’s relationships within the executive administration across every major agency are top-notch and unparalleled. Keelen is a veteran of a number of notable campaigns including those of Mike Pence for Congress, Paul Ryan for Congress, Roger Wicker for Senate and Jim Demint for Senate.

Keelen has also been a sought after consultant for political committees, including the NRCC, NRSCC, RNC, NGA and Rudy Giuliani and Rick Perry’s Presidential campaigns.  As his work has continued to garner the level of recognition it  deserves, Keelen has been recognized by his professional colleagues for his unique political acumen. He was named a “Rising Star of Politics” and was profiled as a “Mover and Shaker” by Campaigns and Elections Magazine. The Hill newspaper has also named Keelen one of the top 50 lobbyists in Washington, D.C. the last 10 years in a row. 

As domestic and foreign interests continue seeking counsel in the murky waters of Washington, D.C. under President Trump, it’s no wonder why Keelen’s phone continues ringing off the hook. We don’t anticipate that changing anytime soon. We strongly recommend Matt Keelen and The Keelen Group for their professionalism, tact and ability to execute on promises they make to clients. Their website is