About waterville

Waterville Consulting was founded in 2002 to serve the growth industries that underpin the economy of New England. Fueled by the success of Waterville’s technology clients, the firm successfully expanded into the real estate and foreign direct investment industries. Widely recognized for their ability to reach decision makers and deliver solutions, Waterville Consulting should be part of your company’s success plan.

Sean Curran

Principal

Sean Curran is the Principal of Waterville Consulting, a public affairs and government relations firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Sean is a dedicated civic leader, serving as Chairman of the Board for College Bound Dorchester, one of the City of Boston's largest community based organizations, creating a path to college for the most disengaged young people in the city. Sean has also served as the Chairman of the Deval Patrick Committee.
In 2012, Governor Patrick installed Sean as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts liaison to the White House Office of Public Outreach, a post he served through 2013. Sean also serves on the boards of two influential business organizations in the Commonwealth: The Alliance for Business Leadership, a group of CEO's that believe that progressive social and economic policy create a stronger Commonwealth; and MassInc, the leading bi-partisan think tank in Massachusetts.
Motivated by the life of his sister who had Down Syndrome, Sean undertook the production of a documentary film that focused on the dearth of resources available to young adults with disabilities that live below the poverty level. That film, “Best Kept Secret” was awarded the George Foster Peabody award for best documentary in 2013.
Sean is very active in Democratic politics in the Commonwealth and his office is a frequent stop for sitting and aspiring officeholders from city councilors, to state legislators, to members of congress.
He attended Boston College High School and Boston College and resides with his wife Kelly and sons Michael, John and Christopher in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Sean Curran

Principal

Sean Curran is the Principal of Waterville Consulting, a public affairs and government relations firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Sean is a dedicated civic leader, serving as Chairman of the Board for College Bound Dorchester, one of the City of Boston's largest community based organizations, creating a path to college for the most disengaged young people in the city. Sean has also served as the Chairman of the Deval Patrick Committee.
In 2012, Governor Patrick installed Sean as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts liaison to the White House Office of Public Outreach, a post he served through 2013. Sean also serves on the boards of two influential business organizations in the Commonwealth: The Alliance for Business Leadership, a group of CEO's that believe that progressive social and economic policy create a stronger Commonwealth; and MassInc, the leading bi-partisan think tank in Massachusetts.
Motivated by the life of his sister who had Down Syndrome, Sean undertook the production of a documentary film that focused on the dearth of resources available to young adults with disabilities that live below the poverty level. That film, “Best Kept Secret” was awarded the George Foster Peabody award for best documentary in 2013.
Sean is very active in Democratic politics in the Commonwealth and his office is a frequent stop for sitting and aspiring officeholders from city councilors, to state legislators, to members of congress.
He attended Boston College High School and Boston College and resides with his wife Kelly and sons Michael, John and Christopher in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Kate Kelly

Vice President

Kate Kelly is the Vice President of Waterville Consulting, leading the firm's business development and managing client relations.
Kate worked at the Third Way in Washington, DC before joining U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal’s successful 2010 campaign as his Deputy Finance Director. She joined the Senator in his official office in DC, creating the administrative and correspondence systems still in place today.  Following her time on the Hill, Kate served as the Events Coordinator at the Podesta Group, where she managed and executed all Democratic political fundraising on behalf of the Chairman, Tony Podesta. Kate also worked at the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) as the Development Associate, overseeing all major fundraising efforts.
Most recently, Kate served as the Public Affairs Manager to the Strategy Group where she managed and worked with a variety of clients from the life sciences, non-profit sector, and development industry. She also served as a senior consultant on both of the successful 2016 campaigns for State Senators Joseph Boncore and Julian Cyr.
Originally from Massachusetts, Kate graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. She currently resides in Beacon Hill.

Kate Kelly

Vice President

Kate Kelly is the Vice President of Waterville Consulting, leading the firm's business development and managing client relations.
Kate worked at the Third Way in Washington, DC before joining U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal’s successful 2010 campaign as his Deputy Finance Director. She joined the Senator in his official office in DC, creating the administrative and correspondence systems still in place today.  Following her time on the Hill, Kate served as the Events Coordinator at the Podesta Group, where she managed and executed all Democratic political fundraising on behalf of the Chairman, Tony Podesta. Kate also worked at the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) as the Development Associate, overseeing all major fundraising efforts.
Most recently, Kate served as the Public Affairs Manager to the Strategy Group where she managed and worked with a variety of clients from the life sciences, non-profit sector, and development industry. She also served as a senior consultant on both of the successful 2016 campaigns for State Senators Joseph Boncore and Julian Cyr.
Originally from Massachusetts, Kate graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. She currently resides in Beacon Hill.