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About Chris

Chris Keohan is a founding partner at SSG. He is also the founder of CK Strategies in 2009 after working as a senior staffer in political, field and finance departments for multiple local, state and federal campaigns.


Chris has continually expanded and evolved his business model. Today, his expertise and offerings encompass far more than political strategy. Working with developers, financial institutions, contractors and a wide variety of other business interests Chris is providing strategic planning for projects that bring developments of all sizes to communities across Massachusetts. Specifically, Chris has served as a liaison to local boards and elected officials. He has developed outreach plans and grassroots strategies to ensure the success of local projects.


Politically, Chris has served as a senior advisor to Marty Walsh’s successful Mayoral campaign in Boston, and to Deborah Goldberg’s successful campaign for Treasurer. He also served as the Executive Director of Treasurer-elect Goldberg’s transition team.


In 2015 Chris was the winner of the 1st ever Elkey Award for Campaign Strategist of the Year. The Elkey Awards is a bipartisan event that honored political operatives and candidates for outstanding achievement during the 2014 election cycle. He was also the recipient of 2 Goldies for excellence in Mail and Overall Campaign for his work on Mike Brady for State Senate. The Goldies are a national award program that chooses and judges entries with a bipartisan panel of peers within the political consulting industry.


In 2014 Chris was the winner of three prestigious “Pollie Awards'' from the American Association of Political Consultants for his role in Marty Walsh’s campaign for Mayor. In 2012, Chris was honored to receive the prestigious “Rising Star Award'' by Campaigns and Elections Magazine. He has also received the “National Comeback Campaign of the Year'' for his work on Ayanna Pressley’s 2011 campaign for Boston City Council At-Large.


Chris Keohan is a 2003 graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a concentration on Environmental Studies. He has worked on campaigns in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Virginia, as well as traveling to 35+ states performing advance work during multiple Presidential campaigns. He currently serves on the Massachusetts Board of Directors for Generation Citizen, a national organization that envisions a country of young people working as active and effective citizens to collectively rebuild our American Democracy.

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