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“Chris Keohan is a loyal and trusted advisor and it has been a real privilege to work with him in my successful campaign for Treasurer of Massachusetts. His unique ability to craft a bold strategy and turn challenges into opportunities was a key factor in our ultimate success.

Chris’s business acumen and political instincts, combined with an uncompromising work-ethic, was also evident in the way he helped to run our extraordinary transition process. His ability to question the status quo and implement creative and innovative solutions was outstanding. I am confident that Chris Keohan and CK strategies will continue to thrive and grow, and I look forward with great anticipation to seeing the firm reach new heights in the years ahead.”

– Deb Goldberg, Massachusetts State Treasurer

 

“Chris is a trusted advisor and valued strategist. He was critical to both of my election victories, is highly sought after and boasts a client portfolio with respected incumbents as well as high profile up and comers. I am personally struck by the diversity of political ideologies that make up of his client roster.  It reveals a lot about his talent, professionalism and unique ability to develop personalized plans and winning strategies for a wide array of candidates.”

– Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor At-Large

 

“Navigating City of Boston permitting and approvals can be a daunting task, even for companies that have been doing business with the City for many years.  We teamed with CK Strategies to help guide us through the ever changing landscape of City Hall, and have found Chris and his team to be exceptional at generating both information and results.  We feel fortunate to have found them, and our business continues to grow due to their diligence and attention to our goals.”

– Boston Calling, Brian Appel

 

“Working with Chris Keohan while he directed a fast paced, demanding transition for Treasurer-Elect Deb Goldberg, I saw Chris’ first rate political mind, his decisiveness,  good judgment and ability to inspire performance from people with diverse skills and backgrounds.  Chris Keohan’s decency, hard work and talent inspire trust in all who work with him.”

– Evelyn Murphy, former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts

 

“In our industry, we know firsthand that the difference between a successful project and a nonstarter is the ability to secure the required permits and licenses in an efficient manner. But moreover, it’s got to be done correctly with strong community outreach. Partnering with CK Strategies was the strongest asset to making our projects successful. Chris is able to navigate these processes by leveraging his knowledge, experience, and strong relationships.”

– Jay Doherty, CEO Cabot, Cabot & Forbes

 

“I have worked with Chris on numerous campaigns over the years, including my own.  He is truly one of the hardest working consultants I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  He is a calming voice through the chaos of a campaign and has developed winning strategies for candidates that we have supported at all levels of government.”

– Former President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, Robert McCarthy

 

“Hiring Chris and CK Strategies was our single smartest campaign decision. We knew there would be challenges ahead as we began our work to pass the Community Preservation Act for Boston, and the campaign management and advice from CK Strategies was absolutely critical to our success. The team took a data-driven approach with polling and modeling to create effective messages and target our likely supporters. They increased voter turnout and support, and reduced down ballot drop off, leading to a much larger margin than we could have ever anticipated.”

– Yes Better Boston Committee Member, Linda Orel

 

“Chris played a key role in my successful election to the State Senate.  His knowledge, skill and political acumen contributed greatly to winning four elections during an eight-month time period during 2010.  With an impressive client list and deep passion for the candidates and issue areas he works with, Chris would be a tremendous asset to any campaign.”

– State Senator Sal DiDomenico