Boston and Washington, D.C.


A co-founder of Dewey Square Group with more than 30 years of experience in government, politics, and law, Charlie focuses on the development of public strategies, the building of successful grassroots coalitions, and the analysis of public law/policy issues.

From 2015-2016, Charlie served as Chief Administrative Officer for Hillary for America. Prior to that role he was a senior advisor during several national campaigns, including for the Democratic National Committee, Kerry/Edwards 2004, Gore/Lieberman 2000 and Clinton/Gore ’92. His political experience also includes positions as chief campaign consultant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 1994 and National Field Director for Dukakis/Bentsen ’88.

Early in his career Charlie served as Deputy Chief Secretary to Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, later becoming Deputy Secretary of the Executive office of Communities and Development and Assistant Secretary of the Executive Office of Administration and Finance.

From 2001-2015 he was a Partner in both the Government Affairs and Real Estate departments at the international law firm DLA Piper. He began his legal career in 1991 as an Associate and later Partner at Hill & Barlow.

Charlie received his J.D. from Boston University in 1984 and his A.B. in Government (cum laude) from Harvard College in 1980.

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