Donna Wiesner Keene
Donna Wiesner Keene is CEO of BrainTrain, a business specializing in marketing and communicating political ideas and projects. BrainTrain works with executives and lobbyists to propel ideas toward policy-makers and ordinary citizens. Mrs. Keene lobbied for fundamental tax reform for the Coalition for Fundamental Tax Reform, a coalition she helped grow to represent more than 8 million citizens, and when she lobbied for satellite reauhorization the front page Washington Post story claimed "the issue came from nowhere," as one of the first lobbying efforts to employ citizen-based web sites to direct comments to legislators. She was stategy advisor to WashingtonWebWorks, the first DC firm to maintain web sites for conservative causes.
In the second Bush Administration, she worked in disability policy from early intervention to No Child Left Behind to Rehabilitation for the U.S. Department of Education. In the first Bush Administration, as Director of the Executive Secretariat for the Department, she represented the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on the Total Quality Management Task Force, and chaired the Information Technology Committee. She served as a Reagan Administration Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of Secretary of Labor Bill Brock, where she focused on labor issues. She has held positions in the Procurement Office at the House of Representatives, in the legislature in Richmond, Virginia and been a registered lobbyist in more than 10 states. Wiesner Keene holds a MS in International Transactions from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration with an emphasis on marketing and engineering from Cornell University.