Founder and CEO of The Keller Group, Lee Keller has more than 30 years of communications, political and public relations experience in government, the private sector and the nonprofit world. She currently owns and operates her own firm, The Keller Group, a full-service public relations firm, founded in 2002. The firm counsels clients across a broad range of sectors on strategic communication, crisis management, public relations, public affairs and digital and visual storytelling, helping them share their stories and move the needle with audiences around the world.
Lee has had a distinguished career in both Washingtons. She began as a radio reporter in Seattle before going on to serve as press secretary to U.S. Senator Daniel J. Evans on Capitol Hill. While in D.C., she also directed communications for the National Wildlife Federation.
In Washington State, she managed communications and public affairs at the Weyerhaeuser Co. During her time at Weyerhaeuser, Lee took a leave of absence to manage communications for Paul Allen’s Referendum 48, the campaign to build a new football and soccer stadium (now known as CenturyLink Field) in Seattle. Lee then served as director of external affairs for Paul Allen’s parent company, Vulcan, where she was responsible for general strategic planning, counsel and external affairs in addition to community and governmental outreach for many of Vulcan’s projects including the construction of CenturyLink Field and Exhibition Center, development in South Lake Union, The Hospital Project in London, the Experience Music Project (now MoPOP), and more. Before launching her own firm, she served as the managing director of APCO WorldWide – Seattle, an international public affairs firm, headquartered in Washington, D.C. with 26 offices around the world.
Lee serves or has served on the boards of a number of philanthropic organizations in the Puget Sound area including the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Children’s Museum, Medical Teams Puget Sound Leadership Board and World Trade Center Seattle.
More about Lee, her team and The Keller Group can be found at www.thekellergroup.com.