Keene Advisory Group is proud to partner with the following advocacy groups and non-profits. Our engagement with these organizations and others like them, provides for deeper cultural insight and expanded candidate access on behalf of our clients.

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.

The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. For over 32 years, HACE has served as a resource for Latinos in the workplace and a source of expertise and insight for corporations seeking to access them. Through professional development, resources and networks, and by facilitating access to meaningful career opportunities, HACE helps Latinos succeed in every phase of their careers. With a network of over 42,000 members across the country, HACE works with employers to remain competitive in an increasingly dynamic economy by helping them attract, develop and retain Latino and diverse professionals.

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.

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.

national minority supplier development council

The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. Whether you’re a small minority-owned organization or a billion dollar powerhouse, we’re committed to helping you solve the growing need for supplier diversity.

We do this by matching our more than 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses to our vast network of corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions. Our corporate membership includes many of the largest public and privately-owned companies, as well healthcare companies, colleges and universities.

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.