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Kevin Sheekey

Kevin Sheekey
Born (1966-06-12) June 12, 1966
Nationality American
Alma mater Washington University in St. Louis
Occupation Head of Government Relations and Communications for Bloomberg L.P.
Chairman of Bloomberg Government

Kevin Sheekey (born June 12, 1966) is an American businessman and political adviser. He is head of government relations and communications at Bloomberg L.P. and chairman of Bloomberg Government.[1] Sheekey previously served as deputy mayor for government affairs for the City of New York under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. He is credited with managing Mayor Bloomberg's three successful campaigns for Mayor of New York.[2]

Personal life and education

Sheekey was born on June 12, 1966 and grew up in Washington, D.C. He lives in New York City with his wife, Robin, and their two children.[3] His sister is Megan Sheekey, who is the President of the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City;[4] and his brother-in-law is Jim Caiola, a well-known restauranteur.

He attended Washington University in St. Louis.[3]

Professional career

From 1992 to 1997, Sheekey worked for New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, serving as press secretary, campaign manager for Moynihan's 1994 re-election campaign and eventually, the Senator's Chief of Staff.[5]

Sheekey was hired by Bloomberg L.P. in 1997 to work as the company's chief Washington lobbyist.[3] He followed Bloomberg into politics in 2001, designated "the architect of Mr. Bloomberg's unlikely mayoral bid" by Republican National Convention, and later, as Bloomberg's deputy mayor of government affairs.[5]

Sheekey played a prominent role in developing projects such as [6]

Sheekey returned to Bloomberg L.P. in 2010 to oversee government relations and communications for the company and serve as chairman of Bloomberg Government, a subscription data service providing aggregated government news and analysis. He is based part-time in London where he represents Bloomberg L.P.'s global business presence.[7]

References

  1. ^ Peters, Jeremy W. (10 October 2010). "Bloomberg Plans a Data Service on the Business of Government". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Chen, David (2 March 2010). "Top Political Adviser Leaving Bloomberg the Mayor for Bloomberg the Firm". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Smith, Chris (27 January 2008). "Bloomberg's Enabler". New York Magazine. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Gardiner, Jill (22 May 2007). "Mayor's Fund Attracting Big Money From Business". The Sun. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Smith, Ben (14 June 2004). "Mike's Brain: Moynihan Guy Playing Rove". New York Observer. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Nagourney, Adam (21 June 2007). "For 2 Years, Bloomberg Aides Prepared Bid". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sheekey Departs". New York Daily News. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 

External links

  • City File Bio
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