Keenan Austin Reed
Vice President, Alpine Group
An accomplished leader possessing a combination of success in both the public and private sectors, Keenan Austin Reed is a Capitol Hill veteran that has spent the past decade guiding and advising principals in all levels of government. Most recently, she served as chief of staff to Congressman A. Donald McEachin from Virginia's 4th congressional district. In this role, she serves as the Congressman's top policy and political advisor as a member of the exclusive House Energy and Commerce Committee, crafting strategies to elevate the Congressman's work as a national climate and rural broadband leader. She also led his work as the Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, building consensus around the Caucus' priorities and advancing its agenda with House leadership.
In 2018, she co-founded the Black Women's Congressional Alliance (BWCA), a membership of more than 300 Black women bipartisan and bicameral staffers. She has led dozens of professional development briefings, events and webinars to inform staffers about scarcely known job postings, provide a platform to elevate their profiles to the broader Capitol Hill community, and push growth in diverse hiring in the United States House and Senate. BWCA has been featured in the Majority Leaders Podcast , The Brown Girl's Guide to Politics Podcast, VICE, Essence Magazine, and the Washingtonian.
During the 2016 presidential election, Keenan served as the Statewide Political Director in the largest political battleground state in the country, Florida, for the Hillary for America campaign. In this role, she was responsible for all federal, state, and local elected relationships within the state on behalf of the campaign and also managed the organization's largest political staff.
Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to Councilmember David Grosso of the Council of the District of Columbia. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, managing a portfolio including political outreach, stakeholder engagement, constituent services, and legislation. In 2010, she managed Congresswoman Wilson's first election to Congress.
A proud Rattler, Keenan received her Bachelor's degree and MBA from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Incorporated.