McKeon, Brian M.

Chief of Staff, (Acting) and Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Senior Counsel, Domestic Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer 

Brian draws on his relationships with the Democratic Party and deep procedural knowledge of the U.S. Senate to generate traction for his clients’ priorities in Washington, devising engagement strategies and messaging points that dovetail with caucus politics. A leading Senate strategist, Brian identifies, secures and preserves appropriations funding, and primarily focuses on policy issues related to agriculture, sustainability, corporate compliance, supply chain transparency, and technology.

From small businesses to Fortune 50 corporations, Brian assists many of his clients in the development and implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns, and engages federal policymakers to promote key initiatives. He is also adept at uniting the private sector to galvanize support for issues in Washington; Brian skillfully builds and manages coalitions, keeping member interests aligned.                                           

Before joining the private sector, Brian served as the legislative director and acting chief of staff for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), where he was the senator’s principal advisor on all legislative, policy and regulatory matters. Additionally, Brian was senior counsel for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), where his legislative portfolio included financial services, telecommunications, technology, intellectual property, tax, trade, appropriations, labor, election reform, agriculture, immigration, gun control and judicial nominations. Brian served in senior roles for both Shaheen and Boxer’s Senate campaigns, and as a deputy voter protection director to Obama for America.

Previous Experience

Chief of Staff, (Acting) and Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Senior Counsel, Domestic Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer 

News & Events
Community

Policy Director, Jeanne Shaheen for Senate, Manchester, NH

Deputy Voter Protection Director, Obama for America, VA

Senior Advisor, Barbara Boxer for Senate, Los Angeles, CA

GOTV Volunteer, Obama for America, (2008), McCaskill for Senate (2006)

Education
  • J.D., 2010, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • B.A., 2003, College of the Holy Cross
Admissions
  • Washington, D.C.
Recognition

Foreign Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, 2015