Matthew D. Ubben joins the Strategic Partnerships consulting team as a public affairs professional. He brings unique insight gained from more than 30 years of experience in working for state government, associations, and corporations.
In Florida, Matthew served in numerous executive roles at the state level of government. He held the position of executive director of the Florida Transportation Commission, director of legislative and cabinet affairs at the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs and later as executive director of the Florida Commission on Veterans’ Affairs. Matthew also served as public affairs director of the Florida Transportation Commission, director of external affairs at the Department of Management Services Division of State Group Insurance, and deputy communications director at the Florida Department of Education.
Matthew’s nonprofit advocacy in Florida included serving as president of Floridians for Better Transportation, executive director of the Florida Chapter of Consumer Energy Alliance, and vice president of the Florida Trucking Association. He also served as chief development officer and director of public policy at Volunteers of America – Florida.
Prior to his arrival in Tallahassee in 1997, Matthew spent more than a decade in public affairs positions in Washington, D.C. He worked on Congressional issues related to technology, health care, and industry.
Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts in political science, with a minor in international relations, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.