Business 100 – 2018

Thomas Keaney/Rubenstein

Thomas “Tom” Keaney is the Chief Strategy Officer for Rubenstein, a strategic communications and reputation management firm, where he has worked since 2001. Tom’s role encompasses a range of communications activities, including crisis management, digital and content strategies, entertainment and media, as well as corporate, public and policy affairs. Tom’s clients include, Jerry Seinfeld, and David Letterman, and Tom is also an Emmy-nominated executive producer of Letterman’s “My Next Guest.” television series on Netflix.

Prior to joining Rubenstein, Tom worked on Capitol Hill for 15 years. He served as Chief of Staff to Representative Robert Matsui (CA) for nine years, after having been Matsui’s press secretary and legislative director.

Tom and his wife Judy live in Brooklyn with their 15-year-old triplets, Ella, Tommy and Nora. He graduated from the University of Michigan, and is a board member of the Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn. His Irish ancestors hailed from Caladh an Chnoic in Connemara, where he visits often. His Irish ancestry also extends to the Martin, Keefe and Real family names. ♦