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Walsh appoints Haverhill native as first chief data officer

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Andrew Therriault

The Walsh administration said Wednesday that a Haverhill native will become the city's first chief data officer, a post he assumes after most recently working for the Democratic National Committee.

Andrew Therriault, will lead the year-old Citywide Analytics Team, according to a statement from Mayor Martin J. Walsh's office.

He will be paid an annual salary of $122,828, according to the administration.

"The Citywide Analytics Team is an invaluable asset, helping to keep Boston at the forefront of data-driven solutions that provide excellent services to the people of Boston," Walsh said in the statement.

"I am excited to welcome Andrew to the team to build on our successes in using data to enhance city operations and improve quality of life for our residents."


As chief data officer, Therriault will manage the analytics teams and the Geographic Information Systems Team in City Hall.

"It's an exciting time to be part of such an innovative and growing department, and I look forward to leading the Citywide Analytics Team to even greater heights ahead,'' Therriault said.

Therriault currently works as the director of data science for the DNC in Washington, D.C.

Prior to his post in Washington, he was a senior data scientist for the political consulting firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and the director of research for Pivotal Targeting, based in Pasadena, Calif.

He has a bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctorate from New York University and did a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University, according to the statement issued by the city.

J.D. Capelouto can be reached at jd.capelouto@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jdcapelouto.