Charles Chieppo launched Chieppo Strategies LLC in 2006 after more than a decade shaping and writing about Massachusetts public policy issues.

Today, his columns appear in virtually every major Massachusetts newspaper. He is also a research fellow at the Ash Center of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and contributing editor to the “Better, Faster, Cheaper” blog on

From 2003 to 2005, Chieppo served as policy director in Massachusetts’ Executive Office for Administration and Finance, where he led the Romney administration's successful effort to reform the commonwealth's public construction laws, helped develop and enact a new charter school funding formula, and worked on a variety of public employee labor issues such as pension reform and easing state restrictions against privatization.

Previously, he directed the Shamie Center for Better
Government at Pioneer Institute, a think tank with
which he is still affiliated as a senior fellow. While at
Pioneer, Chieppo served on the MBTA's Blue Ribbon
Committee on Forward Funding and has written and
commented extensively on T and other transportation
issues. He was a contributor to "MBTA Capital
Spending Derailed by Expansion," by the
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation with Pioneer
Institute, which won the Government Research
Association's "Most Distinguished Research" award.

For several years, Chieppo's columns appeared regularly
in The Boston Herald. Other publications in which
his work has been featured include The Wall Street
, Education Next, The Weekly Standard,
Washington Times, Providence Journal, Nashville
and CommonWealth magazine. Chieppo
is a graduate of Boston University's College of
and Vanderbilt University Law School.