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Megan Costello

2017 Speaker

MEGAN COSTELLO is the executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement for the City of Boston. She has worked for a variety of elected officials and campaigns. In 2009 she began working for Setti Warren who was running for mayor of Newton. When he won, Costello managed his transition and then joined him in the mayor’s office where she served as executive assistant and then director of community engagement. In 2012, she joined President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign as a regional field director in the swing state of Iowa. The following year, she worked to elect U.S. Senator Ed Markey as his campaign’s statewide volunteer director. Shortly after Senator Markey’s election, Marty Walsh asked Costello to be his campaign manager for the Boston mayoral race. At Mayor Walsh’s request, she joined his administration to head the Office of Women’s Advancement. She also sits on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Political Action Committee, on the External Advisory Board of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP) at UMass Boston, and is a member of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council.  Costello earned her degree in sociology: health and human services from Suffolk University. @macostello09 @bostonwomen