Government policy advisor Aaron J. Keel joins Dykema in Lansing

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Lansing– Dykema has announced the addition of Aaron J. Keel as a government policy advisor in the Government Solutions group, resident in the Lansing office. 

Previously he served as Director for the Office of Legislative Affairs for the Michigan Department of Treasury. He also held leadership staff roles within Michigan’s House Democratic Caucus.

Keel brings more than a decade of legislative and political leadership experience to Dykema. He has successfully negotiated key pieces of legislation, testified at numerous House and Senate committee hearings, and has extensive experience in moving legislation through the process, including bill drafting, review, analysis, and implementation. 

During his time with the Michigan Department of Treasury, Keel led a team of Legislative Liaisons advocating for the Department’s legislative priorities on behalf of the Governor Whitmer administration. He served as a member of Treasurer Rachael Eubanks’ senior policy staff and was responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing the Department’s short- and long-term legislative priorities that spanned the areas of state and local government services, as well as financing, local property taxes, higher education, economic development, and long-term budget stability.

Prior to joining the Michigan Department of Treasury, Keel served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to House Democratic Leaders Sam Singh and Chris Greig. He also previously worked as the Assistant Director of Government Relations for the Michigan Association of School Boards, and also as Legislative Director for Representatives Rudy Hobbs and Robert Wittenberg.

 Keel received an M.A. from Colorado State University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan – Flint. In 2017, he was awarded the Rising Leader award by the Michigan Society of Association Executives.


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