Running for Office Candidate Training - Washington, DC - 8/26/17
Running for Office Candidate Training is a comprehensive course for women planning to run for public office. The course covers campaign strategy, campaign finance, communications, public speaking, debating and campaign field strategy. All materials and lunch included. All registration fees are non-refundable unless the organizer cancels the course. A ticketholder is allowed a one-time transfer of the course registration fee if the ticketholder is unable to attend the session for which the original ticket was purchased. Instructor: Keenan Austin is currently the Washington Chief of Staff to Congressman A. Donald McEachin from Virginia's 4th congressional district. Most recently, Keenan served as the Statewide Political Director in the largest political background state in the country, Florida, for the Hillary for America campaign. In this role, she managed all federal, state, and local elected relationships within state on behalf of the campaign and also managed the organization's largest political staff. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to DC Councilmember David Grosso. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, managing a portfolio including political outreach, stakeholder engagement, constituent services, and legislation. Recognized for her leadership on progressive issues, Keenan is an alum of the New Leaders Council and the Stennis Emerging Congressional Leaders fellowship. In 2010, she managed the Congresswoman Wilson's first election to Congress, overseeing fundraising, scheduling, outreach, voter contact and mobilization, press, budget, and staff. A proud Rattler, Keenan received her Bachelor's degree and MBA from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.