Prior to joining McLarty Associates, Kezia McKeague was Director of Government Relations at the Washington office of the Council of the Americas, where she advocated for corporate member interests throughout Latin America and convened high-level meetings between the public and private sectors. Previously, as a Legislative Assistant for the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, she co-authored multiple staff studies that shaped the debate in Washington on US policy toward Latin America. Kezia has also been a consultant for Freedom House, an electoral observer for the Organization of American States, and a researcher for the Buenos Aires-based Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America. She has lived and worked in Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, and France, while her family hails from Cuba and New Zealand.
She is a frequent contributor to publications including Americas Quarterly and US News and World Report, and she speaks fluent Spanish and intermediate French.
Ms. McKeague was a Nancy S. Reynolds Scholar at Wake Forest University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a BA with honors in Political Science and Spanish. She has an MA in International studies from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (in Buenos Aires, Argentina), with an exchange at Sciences Po in Paris.