Kim M. Keenan became the President and CEO of MMTC in September 2014, succeeding MMTC’s co-founder and CEO of 28 years, David Honig. Prior to taking the helm at MMTC, Keenan served as General Counsel and Secretary of the NAACP, the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the world. Keenan has also served as principal of her own law firm and served in the litigation practices of two nationally recognized law firms for nearly two decades. After law school, she served as the law clerk to the Honorable John Garrett Penn in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She is a Past President of the 100,000 member District of Columbia Bar and the 60,000 member National Bar Association, the largest network of African American lawyers, judges, and law students in the country.
Keenan currently serves on the Senior Adjunct Faculty of the George Washington University Law Center, the National Trial College for the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Charles Hamilton Houston Law Preparatory Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center. She is also a former trustee of the University of the District of Columbia. Keenan is a nationally recognized speaker and lecturer on various legal topics and has been a commentator on Fox News, CNN, C-Span, and TV One’s News One Now. Keenan, a top litigator and civil rights attorney, has been the recipient of numerous awards from organizations such as the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP, the American Bar Association, and she is listed on the Lawyers of Color 2014 Power List as one of the nation’s most influential attorneys of color. She was recently honored as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer and is recognized as a Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine. A native of Buffalo, New York, Keenan is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the University of Virginia School of Law.