Welcome to our

Public Affairs Practice

When you want to influence public policy, increase awareness about the good work your company is doing, and get your message in front of the right stakeholders, CTP’s public affairs team brings together strategic communications, crisis communications, and government relations to help your organization drive change.

Public Affairs

Welcome to our

Public Affairs Practice

When you want to influence public policy, increase awareness about the good work your company is doing, and get your message in front of the right stakeholders, CTP’s public affairs team brings together strategic communications, crisis communications, and government relations to help your organization drive change.

Corey Welford

Meet Corey

Corey Welford leads CTP’s Public Affairs Practice

He works with clients to execute strategic communications, grassroots outreach, and crisis communications as they navigate policy, regulatory, legal, or legislative goals. Before joining CTP, Corey spent years as Chief of Staff for Attorneys General Maura Healey and Martha Coakley, doing the type of work that directly impacted our communities. Now, Corey and the public affairs team help organizations across a range of industries to make an impact, with clients including Uber, DraftKings, Delta Dental, and the Project on Predatory Student Lending out of Harvard Law School. He also has managed communications for political campaigns, including the newly-elected Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins.

Katie Ward

Meet Katie

Katie Ward is CTP's Director of Public Affairs

As director of our public affairs team, Katie tackles everything from media relations and outreach, to digital content planning, to messaging and communications strategies. Taking from her past role as Press Advisor for Boston Mayor Menino’s office and Senior Director of Communications for United Way of Massachusetts Bay, she has plenty of experience leading clients to make an impact. Today, Katie works with clients like DentaQuest, the Environmental Voter Project, Fundación MAPFRE, and Harvard Law School's Legal Services Center.

Some of our Public Affairs clients include:

Draft Kings
Uber
Red Hat
Environmental Voter Project
Delta Dental
DentaQuest-square
Narwal-square
Dicerna
Minuteman Health
PPSL
Emerson_College-01
Avant

 What We've Been Up To 

Uber

They are a leader in the constantly changing world of innovation and transportation. CTP has worked to get the word out locally about the many benefits of their product for riders and drivers, and the improvements being made by the company.

Boston Globe

With coronavirus, restaurants have been in financial limbo. Now the bottom will fall out.

Boston Herald

Uber riders can now bring pets on trips in Boston

Boston.com

Uber Eats waives delivery fees across the U.S. and Canada

 

Boston Globe

Uber debuts pet-friendly rides in the Boston area

CBS Boston

Uber offers free and discounted rides on Thanksgiving Eve in Massachusetts

WCBV Channel 5

Uber launches 911 safety integration across Massachusetts

MassLive

New Uber feature in Massachusetts will send location information directly to 911

Boston Business Journal

Boston Marathon signs sponsorship deal with Uber

MassLive/Springfield Republican

Uber Eats Arrives in Springfield

Boston Business Journal

Uber to offer 58 Mass. Communities Free Rides Night Before Thanksgiving

 What We've Been Up To 

DraftKings

DraftKings has been busy working to pass sports betting legislation, and expanding their office space in Boston.

Boston Globe

Mass. should step up on online sports betting

Boston Globe

Casinos and daily fantasy industries get on same page about sports bets

Boston Globe

DraftKings moves into its new office — one of the largest in Boston on one floor

Boston.com

House votes to make fantasy sports permanently legal

WBUR

Governor’s bill includes provision to enable fantasy sports to continue

 What We've Been Up To 

The Project on Predatory Student Lending

The Project is on a roll, winning major victories in court to help student borrowers who were cheated by fraudulent for-profit colleges.

Boston Globe

Toby Merrill and Eileen Connor

Politico

Warren promises to cancel student loan debt using executive powers

The New York Times

Senate Rejects DeVos Rule Restricting Debt Relief for Bilked Students

MarketWatch

Lawsuit: Department of Education is making it ‘nearly impossible’ for defrauded students to cancel their student loans

Boston Globe

Judge teaches Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a lesson

The New York Times

Betsy DeVos is held in contempt over judge's order on loan collection

The New York Times

Delayed Obama-Era Rule on Student Debt Relief Is to Take Effect

USA Today

Student loans: Former Corinthian Colleges students win a reprieve in fight with feds

Washington Post

ITT Tech students score victory in bankruptcy settlement

Washington Post

Students from defunct ITT Tech get a shot at claiming school’s remaining assets

 What We've Been Up To 

The Environmental Voter Project

EVP is gearing up for the 2020 presidential election, creating an “army of environmental super-voters”.

WBUR

It's Time For All 50 States To Allow Voting by Mail

The Washington Post

In state after state, climate change emerges as a key issue for Democratic voters

WBUR

Why Democrats’ Obsession With Electability Could Backfire

WGBH

How Important Is Climate Change In the New Hampshire Primary?

Huffington Post

The Group Raising an NRA-Style 'Army of Environmental Super Voters' is Expanding

Grist

Inside the manipulative, tricky, devious, world-saving plan of the Environmental Voter Project

Buzzfeed

Op-Ed: Forget about the climate deniers. It's the climate liars we need to stop.

Huffington Post

This Man Is Building An ‘Army Of Environmental Super Voters’ To Rival The NRA In Turnout

 What We've Been Up To 

The Veterans Legal Clinic

The Veterans Legal Clinic launched their new online tool - created to help veterans all over Massachusetts access financial assistance they've earned.

Boston Herald

New online tool tells Mass. vets whether they qualify for financial aid

Boston 25 

Thousands of Mass. veterans eligible for cash assistance aren't receiving benefits

State House News Service

Online tool launched to better link veterans and benefits

MassLive

New app helps low-income veterans benefits

 What We've Been Up To 

NARAL

NARAL of Massachusetts continues their fight advocating for women's reproductive rights. We produced a series of video testimonials supporting the ROE Act, featuring MA leaders such as AG Maura Healey and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.

Boston Globe

Women leaders join new campaign to codify abortion rights in state law

Boston Magazine

Healey, Pressley, and others support for abortion rights bill in video campaign

WBZ 

In digital campaign, MA political leaders push for ROE Act

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