Matthew Butler is a political and non-profit management consultant with almost twenty years of experience managing people and money towards social interest goals. Most recently, he has been appointed to Chief of Staff of the Democratic National Committee. Mr. Butler served as the President and CEO of Media Matters for America the largest and most influential progressive non-profit organization dedicated to challenging conservative misinformation in the media with an annual budget of $11M and a staff of seventy. While at Media Matters TED named MediaMatters.org to its list of top 100 websites people should know and use. Mr. Butler also created the Progressive Talent Initiative a full-service media training and booking operation that has become an essential part of the progressive infrastructure.
Mr. Butler has over fifteen years of professional campaign experience. He has served as Deputy Campaign Manager and Chief Financial Officer for the Presidential campaigns of John Kerry and Chris Dodd, as well as Campaign Manager for Maria Cantwell’s successful 2006 reelection. In 2008 Mr. Butler was the lead American consultant for the Romanian Minister of Defense’s winning Parliamentary Campaign in Ploieşti, Romania.
Mr. Butler was also an attorney with the firm of Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP in Santa Monica. Before that, he worked for the Clinton 1996 and Gore 2000 Presidential races managing coordinated campaign expenditures at the Democratic National Committee. He holds a B.A. in International Studies from American University, 1994, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, 2000. Matthew Butler is a native of Columbus, Ohio.