About Keynote Connections
To provide clients with professional consulting services that will directly impact their profitability and market position through implementation of Corporate Policies and the creation of positive corporate culture.
To provide each client with quality services based on a professional code of ethics, sound business practices and a full understanding of corporate profitability.
Keynote Connections, Inc. recognizes that ethical conduct and quality service create trust which directly leads towards the company's and the client's success.
We recognize that the most effective way to cultivate a successful business environment is through the development of a standard group of qualities.
- Long Term Commitment
- Team Orientation
Keynote Connections is a professional administrative, management and government services consulting firm with the capability and experience to do background research, project scheduling, project administration and cost accounting for projects.
Keynote Connections Vice President of Government contracting, Bob Griffin, was a former Facilities / Housing Maintenance Management Officer of a major East Coast Marine Base, which provides us valuable experience with the government / military agencies. We also provide consulting services on Base Privatization.
Keynote Connections is headquartered in Dobbs Ferry, New York and has a branch office in Annapolis, Maryland in the Washington, D.C. metro area that allows us to service the entire East Coast and to stay in close touch with the U.S. Military and U.S. Government Agencies. We also have partners in Norfolk, VA, Florida, Texas, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles to provide nationwide services.
Keynote Connections is organized as an Small Business Administration 8 (a) / Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and Woman Owned Small Business that is certified by the State of New York, U.S. General Services Administration, and the Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Her work experiences include 10 plus years of successful sales and has been a National Account Executive for Fortune 500 Companies. She created the national sales training program for Eczel, a Crown Zellerbach Subsidiary, and helped launch its new division Eczel Corporation. She was the Accounts Payable Manager for a major corporation and processed over $200 million annually in Accounts Payable. Judith was responsible for implementing new accounting software systems in the department.
As a sales representative, she signed six major national contracts with Fortune 500 Corporations, for the Crown Zellerbach subsidiary, within a six month period of time. She was also responsible for implementing new employee benefits programs for legal and business concerns.
Judith has extensive experience in developing and managing government contracts and expanding a company's commercial market presence. Keynote Connections holds a GSA Schedule 69 Training Contract and a New York State Office of General Services Information Technology Consulting and Training Contract.
Judith holds a B.S. in Management from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York and an A.A.S. in Accounting from Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York.
She is actively involved in her community, Past President of the local Lions International Club, a N.Y.S. Emergency Medical Technician riding with Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a member of the N.Y.S. Disaster Medical Assistance Team located at the Westchester County Medical Center.
Judith also hosts a public access television show, which serves the public as an important resource.
Bob Griffin is the Vice President of Government Contracting and the manager of the Annapolis, Maryland branch office of Keynote Connections. He is responsible for business development in the federal marketplace, maintaining continuous liaison with government agencies in the Washington, D.C. metro area and supervision of Keynote Connections government contracts.
A 24 year military veteran he has extensive experience in training/curriculum development, facilities management/maintenance and government contracting. He served two tours of duty as an instructor, including a three year tour as an Instructor at the United States Naval Academy and a two year tour as the Chief Instructor of a large military training facility. He also served as a Division Logistics/Mobility Officer at Camp Pendleton, California and the Base Housing/Facilities Officer at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Since leaving the military he has been involved in military / federal systems business development in the construction and Training areas and has provided marketing services as a consultant to small business seeking government contracts. He was Northeast Regional and National Federal/GSA Sales Manager for two different building products and services divisions of Dupont giving him extensive large business sales/marketing experience as well. He has also been an adviser in Military strategic outsourcing of base services and military housing privatization. He has completed over 300 GSA Schedules and large Federal requests for proposals.
Bob has a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy and an M.B.A. in Finance / Business Law from National University. He has presented Federal Government Contracting/Sales workshops throughout the U.S.
He is an active member of the New York Road Runners Club, Marine Corps Association, the Society of Military Engineers, the National Defense Industrial Association, and the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association.