The co-founder of a strategic communications firm that helps clients win at the intersection of business, government, politics and media. In 2006 and 2008, he was a top strategist on two of Maryland’s most recent successful statewide campaigns. The Baltimore Business Journal hailed Kearney in its January 2009 POWER 20 issue as one of three rising business leaders “gaining power in Greater Baltimore.” Kearney was a top adviser for more than a decade to Martin O’Malley during his successful campaigns for mayor and governor, serving as Communications Director for O’Malley in both elected offices. He also advised Cardinal William Keeler during the 2002-2003 crisis in the Catholic Church. He serves on the board of directors of Partners in Excellence, providing Catholic school scholarships to at-risk Baltimore children, and on the Greater Baltimore Committee’s President’s Advisory Council.