Keith Miles joined MP&F in 1995 after careers in journalism and politics, becoming a partner in the firm in 1998. Keith specializes in technology, crisis media relations, grassroots organization, strategic planning and governmental relations, and provides leadership and direction to the firm’s digital efforts.
Keith’s clients cover financial services, real estate development, infrastructure, retail and manufacturing. He has consulted on grassroots organizing and government relations support for companies like FirstBank, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Bankers Association, Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, Tennessee Road Builders Association, Metro Nashville Planning Department and Republic Services.
Prior to joining MP&F, he served eight years as press secretary and state coordinator for former U.S. Senator Jim Sasser and previously wrote for the Nashville Banner, Johnson City Press, Kingsport Times-News and other publications.
He is a member, and past chairman, of the board of directors for The Housing Fund. Keith is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and Counselors Academy, and he has served on advisory committees for the communications departments at Middle Tennessee State University, Belmont University and East Tennessee State University.
He is the professional adviser for the Belmont Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and was named Teahan Outstanding Professional Adviser in 2016 and 2019 by the national organization. In 2019 he was recognized by the Nashville Chapter of PRSA with its Hercules Award for his contribution to the community and the profession.
Keith has been a contributor to national and regional publications, including The American Banker and Southern Exposure. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Keith is active on the social media scene, maintaining several blogs and websites devoted to photography and music.
He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Nashville. He is a 1980 journalism graduate of East Tennessee State University.