WeLead Speaker Spotlight

Headshot photo of Keenan Austin Reed

Keenan Austin Reed is currently the Chief of Staff to Congressman A. Donald McEachin from Virginia's 4th congressional district.  Most recently, Austin Reed 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 was responsible for 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 Councilmember David Grosso of the Council of the District of Columbia. Read more

2018-2019 Speakers

April Session
Keenan Austin Reed, Chief of Staff for Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-4)
Anne Caprara, Chief of Staff for Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker 
Kristin Davison, VP and General Consultant, Axiom Strategies
Rachael Estes, Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Apex Clean Energy

March Session
Lisa Montenegro, Lead-Wiser, Leadership Coaching and Consulting
Neri Ann Martinez, The Office of Representative Alma Adams
Jess O’Connell, Partner, NEWCO Strategies
Zandria Haines, Hustle, Senior Manager, Client Success

February Session
Dr. Trace Lasley, American University 
Bailey Childers, H&R Block
Ashley O'Connor, Strategic Partners & Media, Inc. 
Molly O'Rourke, American University 
Michele Nix, Geneva Center for Security Policy 

November Session
Lisa Montenegro, Lead-Wiser, Leadership Coaching and Consulting 
Atima Omara, Omara Strategy Group, LLC
Cherisse Eatmon, Millennial Action Project (MAP)
Amanda Fuchs Miller, Seventh Street Strategies 
Jennifer Bell, Chamber Hill Strategies 

October Session
Lisa MontenegroLead-Wiser, Leadership Coaching and Consulting 
Jordan Colvin, Jesse Colvin for Congress
Rhonda Foxx, The Office of Representatives Alma Adams
Alexandra Raposo, EMILY's List 
Megan Sowards Newton, Jones Day 

September Session
Lindsey Mask, Ladies America 
Ilana Drimmer, NBC News/Meet the Press
Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune 
Julia Manchester, The Hill
Antonia Ferrier, Office of United States Senator Mitch McConnell
Miranda Margowsky, Office of United States Senator Stabenow