Sr. Strategist & VP of Media Relations
A Washington, DC strategic communications veteran, Matt’s 30-year career has included senior level communications experience across several high-profile brands and industries, including sports and entertainment, non-profit and entrepreneurship.
His broad range of experience includes a 22-year career with Washington Sports and Entertainment (Capital One Arena, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Ticketmaster), where he was Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President of Communications. Williams chaired and led the management team directing the day-to-day operations of Washington Sports and Entertainment, and served on the launch team during the construction, opening and operation of Capital One Arena in D.C.
Prior to joining Maroon, Matt was the Managing Director for Strauss Media Strategies, a Washington, DC-based communications firm specializing in television and radio outreach. Matt’s non-profit experience includes six years as the Chief Communications Officer and Senior Director of Communications for the Humane Rescue Alliance, a premier animal welfare organization responsible for touching the lives of 60,000 animals each year.
Matt graduated from Emory University with a bachelor’s degree in English. He resides in Fort Washington, Maryland with his partner Kelly and their rescue dog Lucy.