Matt Letourneau is managing director of communications and media at the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute. In this role, he coordinates external communications and strategy and serves as a spokesman for the U.S. Chamber on energy issues in the press.
At the Chamber, Letourneau led the successful roll out of the Institute’s “Shale Works for US” campaign, promoting the widespread benefits of shale energy, and the Institute’s comprehensive policy platform, “Energy Works for US.” He has also worked on projects such as the “Keystone XL Pipeline Tour,” which highlighted the local benefits of the pipeline project, and works regularly on the Institute’s digital media activities, website, and advertising initiatives.
Letourneau previously served as Republican Communications Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. In that capacity, he helped lead communications efforts on energy issues for Senate Republicans and managed communications on key legislation, including the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Before joining the Committee, Letourneau spent 4 years as Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), where he worked on a variety of state and federal issues and was responsible for radio and digital media outreach for the Senator. Earlier in his career, Letourneau served as an aide to U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and as an intern in the White House Senior Advisor’s Office. He also worked for the Massachusetts Port Authority in the media relations office of Boston-Logan International Airport.
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 third largest County. He was first elected to the Board in 2011, and reelected in 2015 with over 71% of the vote, the largest margin of victory in a contested race in Loudoun. On the Board of Supervisors, Letourneau serves as chairman of the Board’s Finance, Government Operations and Economic Development Committee, which has oversight of the County’s nearly $3 billion budget, day to day government activities, and economic development efforts. He is also vice-chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board of Directors, the regional partnership between 23 jurisdictions in the D.C. region, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, which oversees public transportation in Northern Virginia. Additionally, he serves on the Route 28 Transportation Improvement District Board of Directors.
Letourneau graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and is originally from Massachusetts. He resides in Chantilly, VA, with his wife and four children.