FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
John Walsh has been an entrepreneur since establishing Independence Insurance Agency, Inc in 1982 after graduating from Princeton University in 1980 with a bachelors degree in Politics. Since then, his dual interests in business and political organizing have alternated and combined to form his professional path focused on the strategies and tactics of effectively engaging communities to achieve goals. Before founding Walsh Strategies, John led the political organizations supporting former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, beginning as Patrick’s campaign manager in 2005-2006 and serving as Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party (2007-2013). He lives in Boston with his wife, Donna.
Cassidy is responsible for the day to day operation of all client work at the firm, managing timelines and providing support in planning programs and implementing policies and practices. She also acts as a liaison to clients, ensuring smooth relationships. Prior to joining Walsh Strategies, Cassidy worked as a Volunteer Coordinator at the Boston 2024 Partnership. Originally from Cape Cod, Cassidy is a graduate of Boston University, holding a BA in Political Science, and a BS in Communications.