Michael Matthews is the California Director of Public Policy at Facebook.
Michael joined Facebook from his firm, KMM Strategies. KMM Strategies provided an array of grassroots organizing capabilities, keen political strategic advice and results oriented project management. KMM Strategies clients include high tech companies, unions and nonprofit organizations.
Michael has more than 30 years of campaign, political and grassroots organizing experience. He served as Political Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for the 2002 election cycle and the 2000 Gore/Lieberman presidential campaign. From 1997 to 2001 Matthews directed the national political training program for the AFL -CIO.
Michael was a senior staff member on several presidential campaigns and served as a consultant to numerous campaigns and organizations including: NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Education Association, Project New America, Catalist, the Building & Construction Trades Department (BCTD), National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Democratic National Committee.
In 1986 he managed former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy’s first congressional campaign. In that historic election Mr. Espy became the first African American elected to Congress from Mississippi since Reconstruction. As the general consultant for Harvey Johnson Jr. in 1997, Michael played a key part in another historical election when Mr. Johnson became Jackson, Mississippi’s first African American mayor.
Michael is a former partner with a national political and field organizing consulting firm whose clients included Obama for America and numerous campaigns and organizations including the AFL-CIO and many of it’s affiliated unions.