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December 15, 2023board    News    

Keenan Austin Reed Appointed to Executive Director of PPHC Board

Public Policy Holding Company, Inc., the leading government relations and public affairs group of companies providing a comprehensive range of advisory services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Keenan Austin Reed to the Board as an Executive Director with immediate effect.

Ms Austin Reed is a Principal at Alpine Group, a top 20 Washington-based lobbying firm and one of PPHC’s eight operating companies. She joined Alpine Group in 2021 and is responsible for advocacy across a broad range of policy areas, including contributing to initiatives led by the Congressional Black Caucus, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Biden Administration, where she has deployed expertise in campaigns, media, energy, climate, health, technology and telecommunications.

Ms Austin Reed was recently named Lobbyist of the Year (2023) by the Washington Government Relations Group and is Founder and Chair of Black Women Leading, a non-profit group that supports the empowerment of black women in public service, notably the Black Women’s Congressional Alliance. She has served in a number of policy and political roles, including as Chief of Staff to Congressman Donald McEachin (2017-2020), Florida Political Director to Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), Chief of Staff to the Council of the District of Columbia Councilmember David Grosso (2015-2016) and Deputy Chief of Staff/Senior Advisor to Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (2011-2015).

In addition to her executive responsibilities, Ms Austin Reed holds various directorships and leadership roles including Advisory Council Chair at GlobalWIN, Vice Chair of the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Corporate Advisory Board and Vice Chair of So Others Might Eat’s Corporate Advisory Board.

Simon Lee, Chairman of PPHC, commented:

“Keenan is one of the top lobbyists in Washington and has made a highly positive impact at Alpine Group and PPHC. Her advisory expertise and wider interests, along with strong relationships among clients and political stakeholders, will further strengthen the Board as PPHC continues to expand its offering and broaden its geographical footprint.”

Keenan Austin Reed, Executive Director of PPHC, commented:

“PPHC is already well established in the US and I am looking forward to supporting the Board as we continue to execute the growth strategy and build on the strong foundations already in place.”