Choice of Koh as Walsh’s chief of staff cheered by tech sector

Daniel Koh could be key in linking City Hall and tech companies.
Daniel Koh could be key in linking City Hall and tech companies.Credit:

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The appointment of Daniel Arrigg Koh as chief of staff to new Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh prompted some head scratching in political circles, but the 29-year-old former manager of Huffington Post Live is being cheered by technology and life science professionals as a potential link between innovative businesses and City Hall.

“I think it’s an exciting choice,” said Annmarie Levins, who heads the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center New England.

Koh, who lacks extensive political experience, is an unconventional pick for such a lofty position. Yet it is the eclectic nature of Koh’s previous jobs that excites tech and life science entrepreneurs, who say he can relate to their passion for tackling new ventures.

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