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Tom Keane is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe’s op-ed page, Politico Magazine, Cognoscenti, The Boston Globe Magazine, ArchitectureBoston and other publications.

Biography

Tom Keane is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe’s op-ed page, Politico Magazine, Cognoscenti, The Boston Globe Magazine, ArchitectureBoston and other publications. He can be seen and heard frequently on local television and radio shows such as WBUR’s Radio Boston/Week-in-Review, WGBH’s Greater Boston, and WGBH’s Boston Public Radio

Tom is also general counsel and chief of strategic initiatives for the AppleTree Institute, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit focused on providing accelerated early language and literacy programs to under-resourced preschoolers.

Tom has also held a number of other senior-level positions. He was senior vice president and general counsel for Mosaica Education, Inc., a global education company headquartered in New York. He also was the executive director of the Boston Society of Architects, managing it through a time of transition after the retirement of its long-time executive director. Before then he was a general partner of Murphy & Partners, a New York-based private equity fund. In addition, from 1994 through 1999, he was a Boston city councilor, representing Boston's district eight. He was also a founder and executive vice president of Legend Medical Services, Inc., an operator of long-term care facilities, and served as well as chief financial officer for International Healthcare Corporation, which operated health maintenance organizations and drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation centers.

Tom was graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, MA, where he was salutatorian. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School. Tom is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. He is also a member of the Board of Advisers for the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at Harvard University; a member of the Advisory Board for the Shamie Center for Better Government at the Pioneer Institute; and an honorary member of the Boston Society of Architects. The eldest of 11 children, he is married to Laurie Farrell and together they have two children, Lauren and Bryn.