Charlene Rideout

Charlene provides policy and strategic counsel to clients from multiple business sectors, including health care, emerging technologies, public safety and financial services. She represents clients on a wide variety of matters including state appropriations, legislative, regulatory, economic development and procurement.

Work Experience

Before joining Kearney, Donovan & McGee, Charlene served as Intergovernmental Affairs Manager for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). Prior to that, she also worked as legislative director in the Massachusetts State Senate.

Civic Engagement

Charlene is a member of the Board of Directors for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and Emerge Massachusetts. She is an elected member of Boston’s Ward 16 Democratic Committee and has been involved with numerous local, state and federal political campaign efforts. She also served on the Community Advisory Board of WGBH and the City of Boston Waterways Board.


B.A. Suffolk University
M.P.A. McCormack Institute at the University of Massachusetts
J.D. Suffolk University Law School

Areas of Expertise

Government Relations
Public Policy
Strategic Planning
Economic Development
Community Relations

Charlene Rideout



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