NEW TOWN MANAGER APPLICANT – KEVIN J. KEOGH
Proven background in managing small and large diverse organizations including a large federal agency regional office. Approximately 20 years of management experience in the public and private sectors with particular expertise in the following areas.
- Human Resources Administrator (Not included in the Bunnell resume)
- Employee Development (Not included in the Bunnell resume)
- Management Evaluation systems (Not included in the Bunnell resume)
- Project Management (In the Bunnell resume Operations and Project Management)
- Labor Relations
- Intergovernmental Relations (Not included in the Bunnell resume)
- (In the Bunnell FL Resume… Governmental Operations)
- (In the Bunnell FL Resume….Team Building and Team-Based culture
- (In the Bunnell FL Resume….Community Development Block Grants)
- (In the Bunnell FL Resume..Customer Relations and Support)
- (In the Bunnell FL Resume…..Stategic Planning)
- (In the Bunnell FL Resume…. Financial Operations and Budget)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Boston MA 3 Years
New England Regional Director – responsible for distribution and monitoring of CDBG funds and economic development/redevelopment grants. Spearheaded large and small projects throughout New England, including directly with the City of Boston on the New Convention Center. Budgeting, training, work activities, performance evaluations and motivation of 325 employees were my duties. Enhanced public relations for a federal program through organization of Business Economic Development Day for small business. Developed agenda and hosted the event with U.S. Senator Susan Collins.
In the Bunnell Resume he was the New England Regional Director from 2001-2004. Appointed to the White House to the position of Regional Director for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Boston. Managed all aspects of the 6 States’ governmental programs including: Public Housing, Section 8 Mlti-family housing, Fair Housing and Community Planning and Development; Budgeting, training, scheduling Work activities, performance evaluations and motivation of 325 employees; Enhanced public relations for a federal program through organization of a Business Economic Development Day for small businesses. Developed agenda overall program and hosted the event along with US Senator Susan Collins, bringing needed information from 9 governmental agencies to small business owners. The success of this event became the template for further B.E.D.D. programs nationwide; Built Strong business relationships with the community, government and product consumers. Negotiated productive partnerships as needed to achieve the goals of HUD and the needs of the customer.
Management Consultant – St. Petersburg, FL (Current position) 10 Years
Reorganized communications operations for State Senators, including message and media contacts. Formed press relations with principle electronic, print and digital news and information outlets, resulting in significant increase in story count and press presence. As a realtor, bought and sold residential real estate in Boston Maine and St. Petersburg. (In the Bunnell resume he listed Baywood Real Estate Investments 2004-2008 where he was a real estate partner where he bought and sold residential real estate in Boston, MA, Maine and St. Petersburg) A veteran of start-up businesses, I advised my clients and personally saw to it that codes, licensing, tax regulations zoning and even signage regulations were adhered to. I have extensive knowledge BR & E Strategies and Community Redevelopment Agencies.
In the Bunnell Resume: KEOGH CORPORATE CONSULTING & COMMUNICATIONS – 2008-Present – Owner:
Reorganized communications operations for State Senator Jack Latvala, including message and media contacts. Formed press relationships with principle electronic, print and digital news and information outlets, resulting in a significant increase in story count and press presence; Consulted with Gramley’s Automotive Services on everything from bookkeeping to finding a new location, with a less expensive lease and much more traffic, resulting in lower overhead and a large increase in business.
Owner/Partner/Operator of 6 radio station group “Down East Broadcasting” Portland ME 17 Years (from 1985-2000 in the Bunnell resume)
Project Manager – of new radio station built from the ground up. Identified saleable foremat, growing a $400K investment into a $6.4M profit center in 4 years. With the use of research including auditorium testing, increased ratings from 3.5 to 5.9 in the key 25-54 demographic. Ratings are the key metric used to measure the growth of listenership
In the Bunnell resume listed as the Owner/General Manager – increased radio station ratings from 3.5 to 5.9 in the all important 25-54 demographic. ; Drafted a comprehensive marketing plan that included direct mail, call out research, TV advertising and Web Site creation, with interactive contesting and music research which increased sales revenue by 40%; Successfully organized the effort to get a license for a radio station despite ongoing litigation. Coordinated the efforts of the legal teams in Washington D.C. and Maine, along with our engineers to interface with one voice to the Federal Communications Commission; Project Manager of a new radio station built from the ground up. Identified the saleable foremat and fast paced contemporary hit radio delivery and succeeded in growing a $400K investment into a $6.4M profit center in four years; Enhanced the listening audience by initiating yearly auditorium testing as part of our ongoing market research. Surveyed the audience on listening questions, likes, dislikes, advertising hooks and overall music format. Made changes as a result of information gained that boosted listenership and revenue.
Education: University of Dayton BA In the Brunnell application he was shown as having a B.A. Communications, University of Dayton with additional coursework in Conflict Resolution, Team Building, Sexual Harassment, Diversity Training, Time Management and Negotiation.
Professional Associations – Member Senior Executive Service of U.S.; Member Florida City/County Management Assoc.; Pinellas County Emergency Management Volunteer
In the Bunnell resume: White House appointment to the Senior Executive Service; Board of Directors Federal Executive Board; Board of Directors Maine Association of Broadcasters; Board of Directors Rockland Maine Rotary
HUD Archives: News Releases
|HUD No. 02-007
Susan Forward, (617) 994-8218
Or contact your local HUD office
January 10, 2002
Kevin Keogh Named HUD New England Regional Director
BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that Kevin J. Keogh, from Saco, Maine, has been named as Regional Director for the six states in HUD’s New England Region, based in Boston.
In this position, Keogh will serve as HUD’s liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, Congressional delegations, stakeholders and customers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. He will oversee the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities, and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness. Keogh is one of 10 regional directors in the United States.
For nearly 30 years, Keogh has made his living in broadcasting with the six-station, Maine-based Downeast Broadcasting group, serving as owner and general manager of the group from 1987 until its sale in 2000.
From 1994-2000, Keogh focused his attention on revamping and making more profitable Portland station WTHT, one of the group. During that time he worked with the Federal Communications Commission to double the station’s wattage. He also revised the station’s programming and increased advertising sales more than seven-fold.
Prior to that, Keogh oversaw the successful start-up of WQSS in Camden, another of the group’s stations. Beginning in 1987, Keogh designed the station’s layout, oversaw its construction, hired and trained staff, worked with the FCC in planning and implementing the station’s engineering and technical requirements, developed and implemented sales and programming strategies, and managed the day-to-day operations of the station.
Keogh graduated in 1972 from the University of Dayton with a degree in communications. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine and was the chairman of the Maine Republican Party in 1992 and from 1994-98.
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