Deval Patrick's right-hand men and women
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Daniel O'Connell
Dan O’Connell, 57, Secretary of Economic Development
O'Connell had done his time in government, working for the Massachusetts Port Authority as director of planning and development and serving as executive director of the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency. He was also chief of staff to Democratic Congressman Ed Markey. Before joining Patrick, O'Connell was executive vice president and a partner of Meredith & Grew's Development and Advisory Services Group and worked for Spaulding & Slye Colliers.
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