Matt oversees the advocacy and public relations arm of the Association, including lobbying at both the state and federal level, and representing MASA on various external committees and workgroups. Matt is no stranger to downtown Lansing and the Michigan Legislature, especially when it comes to education- and budget-related matters. Prior to coming onboard, Matt was with the Legislative Service Bureau, a nonpartisan service agency that is part of the Michigan Legislative Council. He also previously served as Legislative Director at Acuitas, a multi-client lobby firm in Lansing, as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Michigan House of Representatives, and as Policy Director for former State Representative Greg MacMaster. Matt also spent time as a litigation associate at Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn law firm in New Jersey. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University, where he was also the Associate Editor of the Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law.