Matt Wilder is a communications and media strategist with a passion for telling great stories. With deep roots in the education, government, and non-profit sectors, Matt has crafted and executed communications plans that educated and inspired stakeholders and also moved constituencies to re-write the narrative, challenge the status quo, and move forward together.
Notably, Matt recently led the communications efforts for the historic ‘Yes on 3’ campaign which successfully upheld the Massachusetts law protecting transgender people from discrimination in public places, the first ever state-wide vote on transgender rights in United States history.
Prior to creating his consultancy, Matt served as chief of staff and communications director to the Massachusetts secretary of education in the administration of Governor Deval Patrick. Before state service, Matt served in the administration of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino as the chief spokesperson for the Boston Public Schools and as an advisor to Superintendent Carol Johnson. During the Superintendent’s tenure, Matt led the communications efforts of a proposal to dramatically improve the way students were assigned to the city’s public schools. In this role Matt also led the district’s public response to a wide variety of emergency and crisis situations. He also created and executed a strategy that strengthened the reputation of the district through proactive engagement with local and national media as well as through the use of rapidly emerging social media tools.
Prior to his public service, Matt was a television news producer at Boston’s acclaimed ABC affiliate, WCVB-TV, Channel 5. He is a graduate of Suffolk University in Boston.