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Bob Keaton
Principal
Keaton Associates LLC

Bob brings a unique perspective on how government works and how you can build a successful government affairs program.

He is experienced working on many different levels of public affairs and taps this in-depth knowledge in the Capitol to provide keen insight on critical issues and political developments.

Bob started his venture in government as the Executive Director of the Senate Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee for the late Senator Terry Punt (R-Franklin).

From the state Senate, Bob served as policy specialist for Banking, Insurance and Securities in the administration of then Governor Tom Ridge. While here, Bob developed Governor Ridge's policy for these three agencies and provided key input.  

In the private sector, Bob Served as the Director of State Government affairs for Sunoco, Inc., serving as the primary contact for Sunoco in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Texas. 

He also has lobbied for small business, professional associations and nonprofit organizations. Bob is a member of the National Speakers Association and authors guest columns for the Mid-Atlantic Independent Dealers Association Magazine and PAMIC 360 Magazine (Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies).

He resides in York County, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Jennifer. 

“Working with Keaton Associates LLC puts our concerns at ease, as they are engaged in the issues important to us and strategic in the ways we can move ahead. Through these efforts, Bob has and continues to put PDI out in front as a resource to educate the policymakers in the Capitol.”
— CHARLES E. WASILEFSKI, ESQ. - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PENNSYLVANIA DEFENSE INSTITUTE