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Matt Moran is our Government Affairs Director. He is not an attorney. Matt specializes in providing strategic communications guidance to clients who need a comprehensive strategy to support their legal and policy goals. Matt has had involvement in nearly every major policy initiative in the Virginia General Assembly since 2013. His extensive experience in state policy and strategic communications includes serving as former Chief of Staff to Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox, fulfilling multiple roles as a top adviser to House Speaker Bill Howell, working with Congressman Morgan Griffith, as well as involvement in numerous state and federal political campaigns since 2011. Matt earned his undergraduate degree in Government from the University of Virginia.

Education

  • University of Virginia, B.A. (2011)

Experience

  • Served as top advisor to the Speaker and House leaders on all matters, including policy development, communications strategy, caucus management, and political campaigns
  • Developed and executed communications and media strategy for local, state, and national press efforts
  • Coordinated with policy and political teams on successful policy rollouts on major legislative initiatives
  • Worked closely with consultants, vendors, and other elected officials on high-stakes campaigns
  • Experienced in managing and leading teams in political and government operations
  • Oversaw budget of more than $5 million and coordinated nearly $10 million in political campaign spending across nearly two-dozen legislative campaigns
  • Developed deep and meaningful relationships with both Republican and Democrat House members and their staff

Affiliations

  • Member, University of Virginia Richmond Alumni chapter (2012-Present)
  • Past Board Member, SkillsUSA (2013-2015)
Matthew Moran, Gentry Locke Government Affairs Director
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