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Andover Native to be Boston Mayor's Chief of Staff

The pick is aimed at giving youthful energy to the new administration.

Daniel Arrigg Koh, a native of Andover, has been named Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's chief of staff. Photo Credit: LinkedIn Photo
Daniel Arrigg Koh, a native of Andover, has been named Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's chief of staff. Photo Credit: LinkedIn Photo
By Bryan McGonigle

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has named Andover native Daniel Arrig Koh as his new chief of staff.

"I’m excited to have Daniel joining our Administration and bring a fresh, new energy to the Mayor’s Office," Walsh wrote in a statementreleased this weekend. "He has broad experience about City Hall and a deep understanding of managing a large, fast-paced organization. We have great talent joining us, and I know Daniel will help me transform the way we do things in Boston."

Koh, 29, served as general manager of Huffington Post's HuffPost Live. Before that, he was an advisor to former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino as well as a consultant for various organizations including the New England Patriots, Major League Baseball and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

After graduating from Philips Academy in Andover, Koh earned a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School and was an intern for Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Koh took to Twitter Sunday to celebrate: "I'm honored to join @marty_walsh as we begin this new chapter in Boston's history."

Public service runs in the family, too. Koh's father, Howard Koh, served as Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner from 1997 to 2003 under Governors William Weld and Paul Cellucci and currently serves as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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