Emmett O’Keefe is the Data & Marketing Association’s Senior Vice President of Advocacy. In this role, he heads the Washington, D.C. office and leads DMA’s advocacy efforts at both the state and federal levels.
Emmett has more than twenty years of experience working on policy matters, building relationships, and developing advocacy strategies to successfully advance legislative and regulatory priorities.
Before joining DMA, Emmett has held a range of leadership positions in industry – including Amazon and Cablevision Systems Corporation – and in the U.S. Congress.
He joins DMA from Cablevision where he led federal lobbying efforts as Vice President, Federal Affairs. Before Cablevision he served for nearly eight years as a Director of Federal Public Policy at Amazon where he was responsible for developing policy positions and representing the company before policy-makers. Prior to Amazon, he spent more than a decade on Capitol Hill as a senior legislative aide to members of the House and Senate Commerce Committees; serving as a Senior Leadership Advisor to Senator Byron Dorgan and as Legislative Director to Representative Ron Klink.
Emmett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science from Marquette University and a Juris Doctorate from the Howard University School of Law. He resides in Kensington, Maryland with his wife and their two children.