- Managing Director of Communications and Media, U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute
Matt Letourneau is managing director of communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute (GEI). He coordinates external communications and strategy and serves as a spokesman to media on energy and environmental issues for the Chamber.
Letourneau has led numerous successful multiplatform communications campaigns on a wide variety of issues, from energy infrastructure to climate to innovation. He frequently works with state and local chambers and other stakeholders to coordinate messaging, advertising, and other advocacy tools in support of GEI’s policy goals.
Previously, Letourneau served as Republican communications director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. There he helped lead communications on energy issues for Senate Republicans and managed communications on key legislation. Before joining the committee, Letourneau was deputy press secretary for the late Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) and an aide to former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ).
In addition to his work at the Chamber, Letourneau represents the Dulles District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, the governing body of Virginia’s fourth largest jurisdiction. He was first elected in 2011 and reelected in 2015 and 2019. He is chairman of the board’s Finance, Government Operations and Economic Development Committee, which oversees the county’s $3.3 billion budget, operational issues, and business recruitment and retention.
Letourneau also serves as a principal director representing Virginia on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Board of Directors and is chairman of the board’s Safety and Operations Committee. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and was chairman of the commission in 2019. He is also a member of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for metropolitan Washington. In 2018, he served as chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board of Directors.
Letourneau is a cum laude graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and resides in Chantilly, Virginia, with his wife and four children.