Chandler Keys, current Principal at Keys Group, grew up on a family farm in Maryland. In addition to helping his family raise purebred Angus cattle and grow various grain crops, he was active in 4-H and other agriculture clubs. After earning his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Chandler held an entry level position with National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA).
Over the next two decades, Chandler stayed with NCBA and moved up within the organization. He became the Vice President for Government and Industry Relations where he led the 20+ staff in the Washington DC office. His leadership on farm policy, food safety, trade, animal health, taxes, farm credit, and several other issues helped ensure a strong voice for America’s farmers and ranchers in Washington. Chandler then took his leadership to Swift & Company, later JBS, until he began Keys Group in 2012. Chandler and his family live in Maryland.
Mike Dunlap, current Director at Keys Group, provides policy and public relations services, assisting clients navigating Congress and Federal agencies. Previously with the House Agriculture Committee, Mike has more than a decade of experience in policy formation and the legislative process at the Federal level serving under seven Members of Congress as a subcommittee staff director and senior professional staff member.
As a senior policy advisor, Mike has provided influential advice on international trade, rural economic development, biotechnology, foreign agricultural programs, food aid, and agricultural policy. Additionally, Mike serves as a Public Affairs Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves and is assigned to the Navy Office of Information (CHINFO) Headquarters.
Mike earned his Master of Arts in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Poultry Science with a minor in International Trade and Development and a second Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science, both from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Mike and his family reside in Virginia.