Kevin Casey

Kevin Casey

Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications

Kevin Casey is Associate Vice President for Public Affairs & Communications at Harvard University, where he has served since 1989. Kevin manages Harvard’s government relations in Washington, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the cities of Boston and Cambridge. He also oversees programming partnerships in our host communities, including those with the public schools and in the development of the Harvard Ed Portal, a new community programming space in Allston. 

Kevin is also responsible for managing the political and public process related to Harvard’s emerging campus in Allston, as well as physical development in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Under Kevin’s leadership, the Harvard campus has seen many transformations, including its expansion into the Allston community. Overseeing this regulatory process, Kevin is engaged in the interest of both Harvard and the community.

During his tenure at Harvard, Kevin has been a noted expert on the relationship between the federal government and research universities, as well as the funding, regulatory framework, intellectual property, technology transfer, and immigration policy that underpin that relationship. He has been the creative force behind several publications: A Broken PipelineFlat Funding at NIH Puts a Generation of Science at Risk, and Within our Grasp or Slipping Away? Assuring a New Era of Scientific Medical Progress, as well as, An Ecosystem of Innovation, a website that tracks Harvard University’s rate of connection to venture funded Massachusetts companies.

Kevin is a graduate of Merrimack College and The New England School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Prior to Harvard, Kevin served as Massachusetts Chief of Staff to then Congressman Edward J. Markey and also as Chief of Staff to the Massachusetts State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Commerce and Labor.