Tom Keller is Principal and Co-Founder of Keller McIntyre & Associates where he is responsible for providing strategic oversight and managing the firm’s government relations practice.
Tom has more than 20 years of government relations experience in both the public and private sectors. He has an impressive track record of success having secured millions of dollars in federal appropriations and competitive grants, winning significant regulatory relief and delivering legislative victories on behalf of a diverse domestic and international client base. Tom is an effective strategist and applies his keen understanding of government and political processes to achieve client goals.
Prior to co-founding Keller McIntyre & Associates, Tom was Vice President and Deputy Director of Russ Reid’s Washington, DC office. During his 15 years at Russ Reid, Tom developed a broad array of innovative and successful strategies for nonprofit and corporate clients, expanded both the range and depth of Russ Reid’s government relations services, and pioneered best practices in client satisfaction. Russ Reid (an Omnicom Group Company) is the largest marketing and communications agency in the United States dedicated to serving nonprofits and is responsible for launching organizations such as World Vision, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, and Habitat for Humanity.
Previously, Tom served on Capitol Hill in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Tom worked for seven years as a senior staff member to Senator Dan Coats, who was the leader of faith-based initiatives in the Senate, and is currently a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Chairman of the Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Subcommittee. Tom was responsible for managing the Senator’s appropriations and targeted legislative efforts, and was the Senator’s liaison with key business and political leaders throughout the State of Indiana. Tom also served as a campaign advisor and director of scheduling and advance during the Senator’s successful 1992 Senate campaign.
Tom began his Washington career in 1990 after joining the campaign staff of his hometown Congressman, Rep. John Hiler. As Field Representative, Tom represented the Congressman at various public events throughout the District and was asked after the campaign to join the Congressman’s staff in Washington, DC.
Tom is a native of South Bend, Indiana, and resides in Washington, DC. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Indiana University, and went on to pursue his master’s degree in government at Johns Hopkins University. Outside of his career, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, travels in Europe and fencing, and he serves as a trustee of a philanthropic organization.