With over 50 years of experience working with Congress, federal departments, and federal and state agencies, Keystone Public Affairs possesses the experience you need to shape your strategy in government affairs, whether public or private, federal, state or local, no matter how complex your situation might be. KPA can effectively represent your interests in Washington, Harrisburg, and in your own county seat.
Keystone Public Affairs excels in helping our clients participate in and shape public policy debates and decisions, as well as to provide guidance in how to respond to decisions once they are made. From program and policy development, identifying and working with Congressional champions, and advancing Congressional initiatives and policy proposals, Keystone Public Affairs has the know-how and experience to help you succeed. Issue areas of expertise include:
Federal Government Access
Keystone Public Affairs is able to successfully help you gain access to current decision makers, whether they are senior political appointees or program managers who oversee daily operations for agency departments. Brian has successfully advocated for his clients’ legislative and public policy objectives within the federal government, including obtaining several tariff suspensions, creation of a grassroots effort to protect air service to rural communities, and assistance with funding for dozens of appropriations and federal marketing initiatives. Paul served in a White House-appointed leadership role in the Secretary’s Office at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as in the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). He advised U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters on policy and strategy; served as the Secretary’s liaison to six of U.S. DOT’s modal administrations including the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration; was the U.S. DOT media spokesman for research and technology issues; was directly involved in the hiring of key officials at RITA and the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office; and maintains strong relationships with political and career staff throughout the Department and across the Administration.
Every piece of legislation passed by Congress must be implemented by a Federal agency through rulemakings and other regulatory actions. The Keystone Public Affairs team works with agencies across the government, representing the interests of corporations, trade associations, public agencies and nonprofits. We have firsthand experience translating your needs into messages that will impact agency decision makers, ensuring your voice is heard on the hundreds of decisions made every day that could impact your bottom line. Paul has been on the inside of the regulatory process at U.S. DOT, and the KPA team has successfully petitioned agencies from the Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Communications Commission to the Department of Interior and U.S. International Trade Commission.
Media, Marketing and Message Development
From Presidential and Congressional campaigns to energy, transportation and technology debates, KPA has a track record of helping clients build winning messages and create solutions-oriented issue campaigns. KPA’s principals have served on the media and messaging teams for Presidential candidate Rick Santorum and President Bush’s successful re-election, and have managed highly successful campaigns for the bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus, the House Western Caucus, individual Members of Congress, industry associations and numerous public and private sector clients.
In addition to our extensive network of media contacts and successful story placements, KPA specializes in social media and online advocacy campaigns. Our team has won numerous awards including the U.S. DOT Public Affairs Awards for Best Strategic Communications and Best Story Idea, PoliticsPA.com’s list of Best Campaign Spokesmen and Press Secretaries, Washingtonian Magazine’s 10 Bloggers to Watch in 2012, and a nomination by the Washington Post as a top twitter personality. Our team has been quoted in numerous publications from the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal to Roll Call and TIME Magazine, and featured in TV interviews and magazines including Scripps Television, Northern Virginia Magazine, and the Washingtonian.
Coalition Building & Grassroots Campaigns
The ability to introduce companies to important allies and potential partners is a unique strength Keystone Public Affairs offers our clients. We work with your company and supporters of your position, including communities, businesses, trade associations and other relevant third-party organizations to increase visibility and support for your goals. We will help mobilize the coalition and manage communication and outreach. Additionally, if you need the support of another entity to achieve specific funding goals, we will utilize our extensive industry contacts to facilitate helpful partnerships.
Federal Sales & Marketing
Capitalizing on extensive, high-level government contacts, Keystone Public Affairs provides clients with strategic business intelligence critical for new market penetration within federal and state governments, as well as industry-specific analytical support for proposal planning. Whether a company is new to this market or wishes to grow its presence in it, the Keystone Public Affairs team is dedicated to helping clients succeed in the federal sales process.
US Market Entry
For foreign companies looking to break into the US market, there are many challenges and changing requirements that can hinder successful sales. Keystone Public Affairs will help you establish a business presence in the US market and assist you through the entire selling cycle, helping you take advantage of the commercial and financial opportunities in the US market. Additionally, when looking to locate a subsidiary business, Keystone Public Affairs can advise you on a strategy and commercial plan for your company that will make the most of your growth into this important market.