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Chase Hagaman
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Chase A. Hagaman is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for The Concord Coalition and host of Concord's weekly radio show and podcast, "Facing the Future."

Concord is a nonpartisan organization that educates on the importance of generationally responsible federal fiscal policy.

Hagaman plans and executes national grassroots initiatives and outreach strategies. He works with community leaders, student groups, business organizations, Concord volunteers and elected officials across the country, organizes public and private educational events, engages the media and facilitates other grassroots activities. Hagaman also manages Concord's weekly newsletter. 

As host of "Facing the Future," Hagaman dives into topics related to U.S. fiscal policy -- like health care, taxes, national security, the national debt and more --  with elected officials, industry leaders and policy experts. The program is broadcast on Concord, New Hampshire radio station WKXL every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. It is also available via podcast.

He is a resident of New Hampshire, a member of the New Hampshire Bar, and in 2020 he was named one of the "10 to Watch" Seacoast young leaders. Hagaman received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. 

His work with law firms, the court system and state and municipal agencies helped shape his passion for public policy. He invests his personal time in his community, including serving on the Portsmouth Zoning Board of Adjustment, Seacoast Media Group Editorial Board, Portsmouth Music and Arts Center Board of Directors and more. 

Hagaman joined Concord to champion the mission of its founders, the late Senators Warren Rudman and Paul Tsongas. As part of the next generation of leaders, he has become an ardent advocate for lasting reform who works to bridge generational gaps as he brings awareness to fiscal issues.

Recent Publications

Detailed Proposals and Fond Farewells
March 17, 2021
On the latest Facing the Future, I was joined by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Robert L.
We Need a Strategic Plan
March 10, 2021
On the latest Facing the Future, I was joined by former Comptroller General of the United States, David M. Walker, Concord Coalition Executive Director, Robert L. Bixby, and Concord’s Policy Director, Tori Gorman.
Reconciliation on the Brain
February 26, 2021
As policymakers put together a nearly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, using the reconciliation process as the vehicle for passage, Concord Coalition Policy Director Tori Gorman has been explaining how the process works, restrictions within it, the political fault lines likely to be highlighted, and whether the process should continue to exist.  Hear Gorman’s recent discussions on Talking Taxes in a Truck, Facing the Future, and on the Great Ideas podcasts.