Matt Simeon

Matt Simeon

External Affairs

Matt Simeon serves as the Director of External Affairs at the National Governors Association.

Before joining NGA, Simeon served as Vice President of Advocacy Communications at the National Restaurant Association, overseeing the grassroots advocacy efforts and strategic policy communications for the restaurant industry. Prior to that, he was a principal at Locust Street Group, a public affairs firm who represents corporations, trade associations and non-profits to advise on political advocacy and communication strategy at the federal, state and local levels.

In addition to Simeon’s experience in donor relations and campaign strategy advising for high-net-worth donors, he has also worked to support USAA’s Federal Government Relations office and conducted grassroots advocacy as a member of the Republican National Committee’s Coalition Department during the 2010 election cycle and at GOPAC.