Lara Laneri Keel (LLK) has over twenty-five years of experience in and around the Texas Capitol. Mrs. Keel has served as a founder and partner at the Texas Lobby Group since its inception in 2002. Mrs. Keel has been representing the interests of clients with a broad portfolio of Texas Associations and Fortune 500 Companies before state legislators, regulators, and Texas policy makers. (78th- 86th Legislative Sessions).
A former business lobbyist at the state’s largest business association, the Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce (TABCC) Lara served as a premier business lobbyist in Texas, where she remains an Executive Committee and Board Member. During her tenure at TABCC, Keel was an expert on Healthcare and Employer Sponsored Healthcare issues. Having come from a fourth-Generation Family business, Lara enjoyed representing business at the Texas Capitol on her specialty issues, as well as all cross-cutting business issues. Mrs. Keel understands the importance that State Government can have on all businesses that operate in Texas.
Prior to her tenure at TABCC, Lara worked on legislative and policy issues in the Texas Senate with a deep Policy and Legislative understanding of Healthcare, Appropriations and Sunset Advisory Commission Issues.
Recently Mrs. Keel was named the top female hired gun lobbyist in Capitol Inside’s Texas Lobby Power Rankings Biennial report every year since 2011.
Lara is also a founder and member of the Texas Capitol Group, where she partners with other professionals providing a full-service strategic communications and lobby alliance ready to meet our clients’ complex needs.
A graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History, Lara has been a student of Texas politics since 1989. Lara has built a reputation for success in all aspects of legislative lobbying and client management. READ MORE