Matthew is the telecommunications, commerce, science, and education advisor to Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine). As Senator Snowe's Legislative Assistant, Matthew deals with a wide range of telecommunications and media issues including the DTV transition, cyber security, Internet governance, media ownership, Universal Service, spectrum policy, and network neutrality.
Prior to working in the Senate, Matthew was the Telecommunications & IT Task Force Director for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a nonpartisan membership organization of state legislators. There he was responsible for educating and advising state legislators and private sector leaders on telecommunications and IT issues as well as working with members to develop model legislation. Before joining ALEC, Matthew worked for over eight years in the telecommunications industry, most recently for Verizon Communications. There he worked in network architecture and planning, sales & marketing, and business development. Prior to that, he spent several years in the cable industry where he held product development and engineering positions for broadband services. Matthew holds an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech, and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.