Scott M. Ferson

President, Liberty Square Group

As the President of the Liberty Square Group and founder of the Blue Lab,  Scott Ferson brings twenty-five years of experience working with corporations, elected and appointed officials, community groups, and both traditional and new media to reach solutions to complex problems through a strong understanding of how the public responds to information.

A former Press Secretary to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Mr. Ferson is a veteran of numerous political campaigns where he provided strategic counsel. He has appeared on Fox News, Channel 2’s Greater Boston, News Night on New England Cable News, and many others as a respected Democratic strategist. In 2010, he was named one of the top 100 “political influencers” in Massachusetts.

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Sean Sinclair

Director, Campaign Management, Liberty Square Group

As Director of Campaign Management, Sean Sinclair brings over a decade of political campaign experience, in over 25 states, to the Liberty Square Group. He uses his extensive experience in strategic planning, political management, and direct voter contact programs in support of a variety of clients, having directed winning campaigns for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and California Congresswoman Jane Harman. Mr. Sinclair is a seasoned campaign veteran who has managed multi-million dollar campaigns and has extensive experience in races at all levels, from School Board to President.

Mr. Sinclair has also been a strategic adviser to numerous independent expenditure and issue advocacy campaigns. Working with groups such as America Votes, Patriot Majority and the Atlas Project, he has created state specific strategies that have yielded success at every level.  Sinclair partners with advocacy groups, labor unions, and other progressive partners to draft cohesive mail and targeting plans that produce optimal results while allowing all involved to maximize their dollars. As a key player in the Patriot Majority’s 2010 Nevada strategy, Sinclair crafted and executed a multimedia plan that helped ensure Senator Harry Reid’s re-election victory.

Mr. Sinclair graduated from Oregon State University.

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Peter Ubertaccio

Academic Adviser to the Blue Lab

Peter Ubertaccio is the Director of the Joseph Martin Institute for Law & Society at Stonehill College in Easton, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies, and public speaker at Why Politics Matters.  His work on political parties, marketing, and institutions have made him a key member of the Blue Lab’s professional leadership.

Professor Ubertaccio is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants and has served three times as the Program Chair for the annual meeting of the New England Political Science Association.  He received his Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA and lives on Cape Cod where he is on the Board of Directors of the OpenCape Corporation and the Sandwich Economic Initiative Corporation.

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Fellows Fall 2017

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Clara Sandrin

Graduate Fellow

Clara Sandrin currently attends Suffolk University where she is pursuing an accelerated Masters degree in Professional Politics. She maintains an active presence in the Suffolk government department and was previously a teachers assistant at the Suffolk Summer Campaign Lab. Clara has been working on political campaigns since before she could vote and she is excited to continue that work as a Graduate Fellow at the Blue Lab.

 

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Abby Cutrumbes

Undergraduate Fellow

Abby is a student at Boston University studying Political Science and concentrating in Public Policy. She recently completed an Americorps term, working for Jumpstart at a preschool in the South End. Abby is also a long-distance runner, and a member of BU CRU, a collegiate Christian organization. She is most passionate about issues of income inequality and public transit and is super excited for this semester!