Keith G. Morrison
Keith Morrison is a Vice President at Van Scoyoc Associates Inc. with over 25 years public policy experience in the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch, and advocacy community.
Mr. Morrison represents a broad array of non-profit institutions focused on education and economic development, providing hands-on, targeted support and “outside the box” thinking to solve complex problems and create opportunities for his clients. “I serve as a trusted ally for my clients,” he said, “And I view each challenge as an opportunity to create better public policy and improved outcomes for my clients and their communities.”
Mr. Morrison provides consulting and advocacy services for his clients in every region of the country. Together, he and his clients help develop and impact Federal policies in education, research, health care, criminal justice, and community development, among other areas. Mr. Morrison strives to work with his clients to develop the best internal projects to match with Federal priorities and then navigate the often-opaque maze of Federal bureaucracy to achieve their goals. Mr. Morrison also serves on the Board of Kidsave – an organization that serves as a voice for children without parents living in the U.S. foster care system and in institutions abroad.
Prior to joining Van Scoyoc Associates in 1999, Mr. Morrison worked for five years in the Executive Branch. At the U.S. State Department, he worked on Deputy Secretary Talbott’s core group on a major initiative to balance the nation’s economic and national security interests in South Asia through economic sanctions reform, regional diplomacy, and nuclear non-proliferation and arms control negotiations. Before that, he worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce as Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs under Secretary Brown, Secretary Kantor, and Secretary Daley and as Special Assistant for Policy to the Assistant Secretary for Economic Development. Mr. Morrison helped manage the Department’s appropriations portfolio – working closely with each agency, OMB, and Capitol Hill to develop policies and programs and facilitate agreement on investments in advanced technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and competitiveness.
On Capitol Hill, Mr. Morrison served as Legislative Director to Congressman Thomas M. Foglietta of Pennsylvania from 1988 through 1993, where he managed the Congressman’s Appropriations Committee and Armed Services Committee legislative strategies. He helped save and create thousands of jobs by developing and implementing a bipartisan, tri-state strategy to recruit private sector businesses to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard property.
Mr. Morrison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Morrison currently lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Jeanette Pablo, and their twins.