Rob Keast is the Vice President of External Affairs at the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI). Before joining PPI, Rob spent four years running his own consulting firm, where he focused on strategic development, third party outreach, advocacy building, fundraising, relationship management, and policy communications for non-profits and various other organizations. Prior to that, he spent more than six years at Third Way as the Vice President for Outreach, where he created and directed the Outreach Department responsible for development and strategic partnerships, helping raise the organization’s profile and further its brand awareness. Before Third Way, Rob worked in government affairs at the Partnership for Public Service, where he helped oversee outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration. Rob also worked at the Welfare to Work Partnership, an initiative of the Clinton White House to develop welfare-to-work programs with private-sector leaders.
Rob received his Bachelors degree from the Catholic University of America and a Masters degree from the London School of Economics. Rob served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member in El Paso, Texas and spent one year as a National Service Fellow at the Corporation for National and Community Service.