Matt is vice president of government affairs, overseeing the association’s legislative or regulatory activities.

Prior to his current role, Matt 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.

Before joining ARPBA, Matt was vice president of public affairs at Edelman, helping clients navigate federal, state and local policy fights. With an extensive background in issue advocacy, government affairs and grassroots organization, he is also a veteran campaign manager with experience running campaigns on the legislative, congressional, statewide and national levels.

Matt is a Wisconsin native and proud alum of the University of Wisconsin.