Maura Keefe

Maura Keefe was named one of the “20 Most Powerful Women on Capitol Hill” by National Journal and is a well-regarded political strategist with an expertise in press and communications.  She served as U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s Chief of Staff for more than 10 years and as a senior political advisor on Shaheen’s 2008, 2014 and 2020 campaigns, leading research, debate prep and communications strategy.


Earlier in her career, Maura served as Press Secretary and then Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and in that role helped guide daily message strategy for House Democrats. DeLauro is now Chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.  
In the Senate, Maura chaired the Democratic Chiefs of Staff weekly meeting and was on the Steering Committee of the Bi-Partisan Chiefs of Staff, giving her deep relationships with senior staff on both sides of the aisle. 


As a New Hampshire native, Maura has a special place in her heart for the presidential primary process and has worked on numerous presidential campaigns. She has held senior positions on referendum, statewide and national campaigns and has advised national non-profit organizations and Fortune 100 companies on both communications and political strategy.  

Over many years, Maura has provided political commentary in print and broadcast media and has led campaign trainings in the U.S. and abroad. Maura is the founding partner of Keefe-Singiser Partners, a government relations firm, and is an avid oil painter and obsessive golfer.