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A look at the career of Stephen J. Kerrigan

Stephen J. Kerrigan

Age: 40

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Hometown: Lancaster, Mass.

Secondary school: St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury

Higher education: University of Maryland

Job: CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee, Charlotte, N.C.

Volunteer: President at Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Inc.

Previous jobs: Chief of staff for President Obama Presidential Inaugural Committee, 2008-2009; chief of staff for former Mass. attorney general Thomas F. Reilly, 2003 to 2007; chief of staff at Boston 2004 Inc. (Democratic convention host committee); political director and aide to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 1993 to 2003; intern to Kennedy, 1989 to 1993.

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