Keene Advisory Group is proud to partner with the following advocacy groups, non-profits, and human capital consultancies. Our engagement with these organizations provides for deeper industry, functional,and cultural insights, with expanded candidate access on behalf of our clients.

american association of blacks in energy

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues. 

Our membership of energy professionals represents every sector of the industry. We utilize the expertise of our members to analyze energy policy and serve as a resource for community leaders, consumers, policymakers and regulators on the impact that these policies have on underrepresented communities.

business leadership council

The mission of the Business Leadership Council is to advocate to Chicagoland corporations, non-profits, local, county and state government about the importance of doing significant business with African-American owned firms on a consistent and on-going basis, primarily through organized contacts with the leadership of the entities.

The Business Leadership Council believes that all of these entities must recognize the value of working with African American owned businesses and do more to provide contracting opportunities to African Americans doing business in every professional service as well as traditional construction and real-estate related businesses, which benefits the African American community. Inherent to this mission is the development of young corporate professionals and business owners to become the next generation of corporate and political leaders.

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. This commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue. CEOs recognize that change starts with them.

With more than 150 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and business organizations, our goal is to leverage our individual and collective voices to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

international executive resources group

International Executive Resources Group is a global non-profit, professional association for executives who have lived and worked outside of their home countries at senior levels for extended periods and been enriched by in-depth exposure to diverse business environments and cultures around the world.

IERG executives are C-level or report to C-level executives and have considerable expertise in one or more function, discipline and geographies. Members come from diverse nationalities, geographies, and industries, and represent a range of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial ventures. Know-how of global markets is the unifying force that ties members together.

Level X Consulting

LevelX is a financial advisory and interim financial management firm serving Fortune 1000 corporations and private equity-sponsored middle-market companies across the U.S.

Our consultants are Big Four CPAs and Top Tier MBAs, all with Fortune 1000 and middle-market finance and accounting experience.  We help our clients execute complex financial projects and we take a unique approach to helping them fill temporary gaps on their teams.

McKinsey alumni

McKinsey alumni number more than 30,000 and work in leadership roles across the private, public and social sectors. They live and work in 125 countries around the world, with nearly 20,000 outside North America. Membership in this dynamic network is a lasting benefit of a McKinsey career.

McKinsey’s Black Network creates opportunities for colleagues, clients, and alumni to network and build connections. Our global network includes hundreds of black alumni who now play significant roles in many organizations, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, Credit Suisse Group, and Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund. Of our black alumni, 10 percent hold CEO-level positions and more than 15 percent have founded, or are actively running companies they founded.

NACD: National Association of Corporate Directors

The National Association of Corporate Directors'​ (NACD) mission is to advance exemplary board leadership - for directors, by directors. We deliver the knowledge and insight that board members need to confidently navigate complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value. We amplify the collective voice of directors in setting a substantive policy agenda.

NACD was founded in 1977 as the only national membership organization created for and by directors. Today, more than 17,000 directors and key executives from public, private, and non-profit companies rely on us for: board development, resources, education and connections.

the presidents’ council business chamber

The Presidents’ Council Business Chamber core mission is to establish a viable membership organization that supports African American businesses and advances African American entrepreneurship while also making investments and advocating politically.

To provide leadership, innovate ideas, and resources to advance African American owned and operated businesses thus contributing to the overall growth and economic development in Northeast Ohio.