Stephen brings fifteen years of Municipal Government expertise to Ballard Partners. In 2014, Stephen was appointed Special Assistant to former Boston Mayor and current U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh. As Special Assistant, Stephen provided transitional assistance for the new Mayoral Administration and coordinated communication between the Boston City Council and elected officials of the state’s Boston Delegation. Stephen also served as the liaison to multiple community associations as well as governmental, non-profit and private organizations.
Stephen served in several other roles in Mayor Walsh’s administration: From January 2015 to January of 2017, Director of Operations for the city of Boston’s Transportation Department; from January 2017 to January 2019, Operations Specialists to the city’s Office of Economic Development; from January 2019 to March 2021, Director of Operations for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Prior to his work in the Walsh administration, Stephen served as one of former Mayor Walsh’s Regional Field and Get Out The Vote Directors during the historic 2013 Boston Mayoral election. He also served as a Legislative Aide and as the Director of Constituent Services for the Office of Boston’s District 1 City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina from June 2006 to April 2013. Through these multiple roles in government Stephen has cultivated relationships at the local, regional and national levels.
Stephen is the grandson of former 10 term Boston City Councilor Frederick Langone who served as the Council’s President in 1961. He is the great grandson of Joseph A. Langone who served as a member of the Massachusetts Senate from 1933-1940 and as the Boston Election Commissioner from 1946-1947. Stephen is also active on the Board of Directors for the Gavin Foundation, a non-profit group that provides residential rehabilitation to men, women and adolescents suffering from substance abuse.
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