Steve Kerrigan has been a leader in Massachusetts government and charities for nearly two decades. He has served as an appointed and elected leader in his hometown of Lancaster, a loyal and spirited public servant to U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Attorney General Tom Reilly and, through two campaigns, served in senior roles for President Barack Obama.
Steve was most recently a co-chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, a post President Obama asked him to fill after a two-year stint as CEO for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee – leading the most successful Presidential nominating convention ever.
Here at home, Steve serves as the President of the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, programs and services to the families of military service personnel from Massachusetts who have fallen in service to the United States since September 11, 2001.
As chief of staff to Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly, Steve helped set the agenda for the largest public law office in New England. Steve served as a top adviser to Reilly on all issues and with oversight of more than 440 employees and a $30 million budget.
Prior to that, Steve was chief of staff and senior advisor to Boston 2004, Inc., where he worked closely with Mayor Menino, federal and state officials, private corporations and community groups to put on the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
For more than a decade, Kerrigan was a trusted advisor and aide to Senator Ted Kennedy. In various roles as his political director, Massachusetts policy director and director of scheduling and advance, Steve advised the Senator on most all federal, state and political matters.
Steve has also been a Selectmen in Lancaster, a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund Board of Directors, a community advisor to the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps and currently serves on the Board of Visitors for New England Baptist Hospital and as co-chair of the New Frontier Network at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.