WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 1, 2023) – BGR Group, Washington, D.C.’s premier bipartisan lobbying and public relations firm, today announced that Keaghan Ames has joined the firm as a Vice President in the Financial Services practice. In this role, he advises clients and advocates on financial services, agriculture, and tax matters.
“Keaghan’s regulatory experience and policymaking expertise are second to none in Washington,” BGR Financial Services Practice Head Andy Lewin said. “We are excited to have Keaghan join the BGR team and provide his outstanding insights to BGR clients.”
Prior to joining BGR Group, Keaghan worked at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as Senior Policy Advisor and Counselor to Commissioner Caroline D. Pham. Among his key responsibilities, Keaghan liaised with industry stakeholders as well as Senate and House Agriculture Committee staff on key policy priorities before the Commission.
Previous to his time at the CFTC, Keaghan served as the Director of Government Affairs at the Institute of International Bankers (IIB), where he represented the U.S. operations of internationally headquartered financial institutions on capital markets, prudential, and tax policy matters before Congress and financial regulators. Keaghan led the organization’s congressional advocacy strategy during the budget reconciliation process.