Eileen Kean is NFIB’s State Director in New Jersey. She has a vast government relations and business experience. Kean, a partner at Komjathy and Kean, has decades of lobbying experience both in Trenton and Washington, D.C. She has developed many relationships at the state Capitol while representing both associations and private businesses.
Eileen Kean joined Komjathy & Stewart, LLC in 2010 and soon the Firm became Komjathy & Kean, LLC. As a government affairs attorney, Eileen specializes in lobbying and represents national companies and for-profit entities in Trenton, NJ.
After completing her Bachelors of Arts majoring in History and Education at Rutgers College, New Jersey, Eileen began her career as a public high school American History Teacher at Shore Regional High School, West Long Branch, New Jersey. While teaching she attended the evening division of Seton Hall School of Law, Newark, New Jersey. Upon graduation and admittance to the New Jersey Bar, Eileen joined Thomas Kean Associates and began her legal career specializing in government affairs. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Insurance Agents of New Jersey and is the past president of the Deal School Board of Education.
Eileen moved to Washington, DC and continued her work with the Insurance industry and represented additional clients in the pharmaceutical, labor, and non- profit sector. She has an excellent relationship with the New Jersey Congressional Delegation and served as Federal Director of Government Affairs for the University of Phoenix before returning to New Jersey. She also worked as the Director of Government Affairs for the Medical Society of New Jersey before her current position.
Eileen is a Commissioner of the Monmouth County Board of Elections; appointed by Governor Christie and reappointed by Governor Murphy. She is an active volunteer in several non-profits in Monmouth County including the Museum of the Church of the Seven United States Presidents, Long Branch, NJ. Governor Murphy appointed her to serve on the NJ State Board of Pharmacy. She also serves as a trustee to the Drumthwacket Foundation, the historic home of all NJ Governors. She participates and attends meetings with national organizations including the Governors Associations and the National Conference of State Legislators.
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