State & Local Government Affairs
In addition to representing Verizon before state and local governments, Matt serves as the local engagement lead for Verizon in Virginia partnering with community organizations and leaders. Matt also works closely with Verizon's network teams supporting 5G and broadband deployment in Virginia. After attending Emory & Henry College, Matt began his career in politics and state government in Southwest Virginia. He served as Chief of Staff to State Senator Ben Chafin for six years before joining Verizon in 2019. Matt is originally from Richmond where he now lives with his wife Nicole.