Austin Keyser

Assistant to the International President for Government Affairs, IBEW

Austin Keyser serves as assistant to the international president for government affairs at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the largest energy union in the world.  He has led the IBEW’s political outreach, legislative, and grassroots programs since 2017. A third-generation IBEW member from Portsmouth, Ohio, Local 575, Mr. Keyser became one of the youngest business managers when he was elected at the age of 29. After a stint as the AFL-CIO’s Ohio director, then managing the Midwest for the federation, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he assumed his current role. His experiences stem from a diverse background rooted in labor, banking, politics, and public service. Mr. Keyser recently served as co-chair of the Biden Campaign’s Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee.