Matt was appointed CEO of PLASTICS in April of 2022. Prior to that, he was the association’s Vice President of Government Affairs, leading the advocacy effort on behalf of PLASTICS at all levels of government.  He entered that role after having served as executive director for the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, a self-funded division of the Plastics Industry Association made up of companies committed to policies that promote and protect the plastic retail bag industry. Matt led their advocacy efforts to promote sustainable use and prevent the regulation and taxation of the industry’s products.