Scott M. Ferson


Scott Ferson is President of the Liberty Square Group.  Mr. Ferson brings thirty years of experience working with corporations, elected and appointed officials, community groups, and both traditional and new media to reach solutions to complex problems through a strong understanding of how the public responds to information.


Mr. Ferson has grown the Liberty Square Group, founded in 1999, into one of the most prominent full service public affairs firms throughout New England. His clients include Beacon Communities, UMass Dartmouth, Morgan Stanley, Mass Housing, IBEW Local 103, and Union Point.


A former Press Secretary to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Ferson has provided communications counsel to a number of notable political candidates including Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, Congressman Seth Moulton, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, and former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray. He has also provided counsel to causes and organizations such as the Special Olympics International Games, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.


Mr. Ferson is a veteran of numerous political campaigns. In addition to the Lynch, Moulton, Ryan, and Murray campaigns, he provided strategic counsel to the Patrick/Murray campaign in 2006, the 1988 and 2004 presidential campaigns of Congressman Richard Gephardt, and the 1994 campaign for Senator Ted Kennedy.  As a Democratic strategist, he has appeared on Fox News, Channel 2’s Greater Boston, and News Night on New England Cable News, among others. For the past several years, he has contributed to the National Journal’s Insider Poll as a “Democratic Insider,” and in 2010 he was named one of the top 100 “political influencers” in Massachusetts.


Mr. Ferson currently serves as a member of the Sail Boston Board of Directors, and is a past President of the Board of the First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist.  He is a graduate of both the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and the George Washington University, with a Masters in Strategic Public Relations.