Maura Keaney

Vice President

About Maura

“Those who say, ‘It can’t be done,’ are usually interrupted by others doing it.”
― Joel Barker

For the last 20 years, Maura has developed and implemented communications and engagement strategies to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. Over her career, she has worked with clients from a wide variety of sectors from nonprofits, to foundations, to corporations, and government entities. Whether through compelling messaging, engaging stories, targeted pitching, or creative materials and branding, Maura ensures that clients are well-positioned among the audiences they need to influence.

Before Collaborative, Maura created communications and engagement strategies on issues ranging from child welfare, violence prevention, education, and employment pathways. Earlier in her career, with APCO Worldwide, Maura led the development and management of partnerships between major corporations, including ExxonMobil, Nike, Walmart, and Pfizer and global nonprofit organizations, including the UN Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Africare, and Malaria No More.

Maura’s experience also includes working with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and as a policy analyst for the Mayor of San Jose, California. She also participated in the Jesuit Volunteer Corp and the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs in San Francisco. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and English from James Madison University.

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