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Joseph Morosco
Assistant Director, National Counterintelligence Directorate, National Counterintelligence and Security Center
Mr. Morosco serves as the Assistant Director of the National Counterintelligence Directorate at the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC).   In this capacity, Mr. Morosco leads the development of strategies, plans, and integration initiatives to advance the Intelligence Community’s (IC) counterintelligence mission and address the needs of U.S. Government decision makers.  His office also directs and coordinates the activities of the National Counterintelligence Officers, who serve as IC focal points for regional and functional counterintelligence mission areas. Prior to joining NCSC, Mr. Morosco served as the Principal Deputy National Intelligence Officer (NIO) and Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Military Issues at the National Intelligence Council (NIC), where he oversaw IC analysis and collection on global military and security issues and orchestrated strategic assessments of foreign military forces and capabilities.  
  Lt. Gen. David G. Bassett, U.S. Army
Director, Defense Contract Management Agency
Army Lt. Gen. David G. Bassett is the director of the Defense Contract Management Agency, headquartered at Fort Lee, Virginia. As the director, he leads a Department of Defense agency consisting of more than 12,000 civilians and military personnel who manage more than 300,000 contracts, performed at 15,000 locations worldwide, with a total value in excess of $7 trillion. Bassett assumed leadership of DCMA on June 4, 2020. He came to the agency after serving as Program Executive Officer for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) since January 2018, where he was responsible for the development, acquisition, fielding and support of the Army’s tactical network, a critical modernization priority.
  Brad Antle
Executive Chairman, Oceus Networks
Brad Antle is the Executive Chairman for Oceus Networks. Antle has over three decades of experience as a leader in developing and delivering technology-based solutions at General Electric, Lockheed Martin, SI International, Salient CRGT and more recently at Antle Advisors. As a founder of SI International and Salient CRGT, he grew each company to revenues exceeding $500M. Antle served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years Active & Reserve, retiring with the rank of Captain. He is active in numerous community and business organizations and is the past Chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Past Chair of the Software Productivity Consortium, Past Chair of the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation Board, and former Trustee of NDIA. Antle has chaired the Impact AI Summit for NVTC for the past two years, showcasing the Artificial Intelligence capabilities in the Greater Washington DC area.
  Katie Arrington
CISO for Assistant Secretary for Defense Acquisition 
Katherine “Katie” Arrington currently is the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, ASD(A), for Cyber. In this position, she serves as the central hub and integrator within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, OUSD(A&S), to align acquisition cyber strategy.  As the cyber lead and programmatic analytic advisor for strategic cyber programs, Ms. Arrington is responsible for conducting analysis within the major defense acquisition program portfolio and across the Department of Defense. This cross functional analysis will ensure transparency within the acquisition strategy, interoperability between enterprise networks, and compliance strategies for cyber initiatives. She also meets with key Cyber personnel (across both DoD and Federal Agencies) as well as legislators to ensure that changes made in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are supportive in reaching the goals of decreased spending and increased compliance with current and future standards. The final focal point will be on protecting the Department’s intellectual property/data and securing our weapon systems and critical infrastructure.
  Ann Calvaresi Barr
Inspector General, U.S. Agency for International Development
Inspector General Ann Calvaresi Barr leads the oversight of activities conducted by USAID, the U.S. African Development Foundation, the Inter-American Foundation, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. In fiscal year 2017, USAID alone managed nearly $30 billion in budgetary resources to provide humanitarian assistance and advance economic growth and democracy around the world. Ms. Calvaresi Barr also works with the Inspectors General of the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate each OIG’s activities under the Lead Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations initiative. Since taking office in November 2015, Ms. Calvaresi Barr has worked to strengthen OIG’s contributions to and support of integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness in the Nation’s complex foreign assistance programs and operations.
  Jeff Bohling
Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Defense Group at Perspecta
As senior vice president and general manager of the Defense Group at Perspecta, Jeffrey Bohling directs the successful operation, execution and management of highly innovative, enterprise-wide solutions for federal defense agencies. 
His group supports the mission to keep our country and its citizens safe by delivering solutions to improve software, systems engineering, IT, training and logistics and fleet management solutions to key agencies in national defense. 
  Dave Dacquino
Chairman & CEO, Serco
Dave Dacquino serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Serco Inc., a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services to every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. federal civilian agencies, the intelligence community, the Government of Canada, state and local governments, and commercial clients. Dave oversees the $1.4 billion business with approximately 8,000 employees providing support in three key market sectors - Defense, Citizen Services, and Transportation.  Dave brings to Serco more than 30 years of experience in the defense, aeronautics and technical services industry.

  Rae Oliver Davis
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Ms. Rae Oliver Davis was sworn in as inspector general for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on January 23, 2019.  As Inspector General, Ms. Oliver Davis is the senior official responsible for audits, evaluations, investigations, and oversight efforts relating to HUD's programs and operations to ensure integrity, economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in these programs.  The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at HUD is one of the original 12 Inspectors general authorized under the IG Act of 1978. Prior to her position as Inspector General, Ms. Oliver Davis was appointed as the Acting Assistant Inspector General in February 2017. In that capacity, she was responsible for the oversight of the Office of Special Inquiry (OSI) within the OIG.  OSI conducts sensitive investigations regarding waste, fraud, and abuse of HUD programs and the conduct of its employees. She has served nearly a decade in the Inspector General community.  Before joining the Office of Inspector General for HUD, she served as chief investigative counsel for the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP).  SIGTARP is an independent federal law enforcement agency under the U.S Department of Treasury that targets financial institution crime.  She also served in the Office of the General Counsel for the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service. Read more.
  Tom Davis
Former Congressman, Author and Professor at George Mason University
Tom Davis was first elected to office in 1979, winning a hard-fought campaign to represent Mason District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. This would be the first of 12 straight victories, a winning streak spanning three decades. In 1991, after spending 12 years as a County supervisor, Tom defeated the incumbent chairman of the county board, taking the top elected office in Fairfax County, Virginia.  Despite a severe economic downturn and a county budget deep in the red, Tom was able to implement a number of reforms that resulted in Fairfax being named the best managed county in the country by Governing Magazine.
  Matt Eanes
Director, Performance Accountability Council Program Management Office (PAC PMO)
Matt Eanes serves as the Director of the interagency Performance Accountability Council’s Program Management Office (PAC PMO). The office helps coordinate personnel vetting reform across the Executive Branch. Matt assists the PAC’s leadership with implementing its Trusted Workforce 2.0 initiative, a series of reforms that will dramatically modernize the government’s personnel vetting mission space. Prior to joining the PAC PMO, Matt worked as a consultant on range of government and private sector issues. He earned a master’s degree in systems engineering from Virginia Tech. 
  John Ellis
Director of the Software Division, DCMA
John A. Ellis is currently the Director for DCMA’s Software Division, responsible for the Policy, Training, and Tools used by the Agency’s software professionals in the conduct of their software surveillance activities, including the application of cyber security contract requirements and policies Mr. Ellis, a retired Army Colonel, served on active duty for more than 30 years.  Commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery in May 1985 and becoming a member of the Army Acquisition Corps in 1995, he served in a variety of assignments until his retirement 1 June 2015. John held assignments both stateside and abroad.  Mr. Ellis’ DCMA experience began as the Commander of the Future Combat Systems (FCS)/Army Modernization Programs (AMP) contract management office in St. Louis, MO and he culminated his active duty career as DCMA’s Central Region Commander. 
John is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management and earned a Master of Science (MS) in Information Systems Management from AFIT and a MS in Strategic Studies from the Air War College.  He is a graduate of the Advanced Program Management Course (APMC). Mr. Ellis is a Member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is Level III certified in 3 disciplines: Information Technology; Program Management; and Engineering. John is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).   His significant military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), and the Army Achievement Medal (with silver oak leaf cluster).
  Lesley Field
Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Lesley Anne Field is the Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President. Her office is responsible for developing and implementing government wide policies to support over $550 billion in federal contracting each year. Prior to joining OMB, Lesley served as a contracting officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation.  
   Jennifer Felix
President & CEO, ASRC Federal
Jennifer Felix is ASRC Federal President and Chief Executive Officer. Felix leads a family of companies which serve a diverse portfolio of federal government customers, with employees across the United States and overseas. She sets the vision and strategy for the business and is responsible for the financial performance and overall execution of the organization.  Felix joined ASRC Federal in 2019 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all customer facing organizations. In this role she provided integral leadership in performing an enterprise-wide capabilities and market strategic review, to ensure clear alignment across ASRC Federal with growth opportunities in the market. Felix has more than 25 years of industry experience in finance, business operations, organizational change management, M&A due diligence, integration and strategy. Prior to ASRC Federal, she served in executive leadership positions for multiple companies in the government services market, including SAIC, Vencore Inc., General Dynamics and American Management Systems, where she developed a strong track record for building successful growth-oriented organizations with a focus on outstanding customer service. 
  Carol Fortine Ochoa
Inspector General, U.S. General Services Administration

Carol Fortine Ochoa is the Inspector General for the U.S. General Services Administration. The U.S. Senate confirmed her as the Inspector General on July 29, 2015.  As Inspector General, Ms. Ochoa leads a nationwide workforce of more than 300 auditors, special agents, attorneys, and other professional staff whose mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct and to promote economy and efficiency in GSA operations.  Ms. Ochoa’s prior career experience includes over 25 years’ service as a federal prosecutor and manager in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Most recently, she served as the Assistant Inspector General of the Oversight and Review Division in DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General, where she oversaw complex, sensitive, and broad-ranging investigations of Department of Justice operations and personnel. From 1989 to 2002, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. During her tenure in that office, she prosecuted more than 40 cases before federal and local juries and specialized in federal public corruption and fraud matters. Read more.
Ryan Hebert
CEO, Intrepid Solutions

Mr. Hebert has over 20 years of professional services experience across multiple industry disciplines in management, operations, accounting, and finance. As CEO, he is responsible for establishing and executing corporate-wide initiatives and maintaining company culture to ensure flawless execution of Intrepid’s contracts. He is actively involved with Intrepid’s customers and leverages his broad base business experience across a wide-array of industries while implementing actionable value-added opportunities that benefit customer missions and objectives. His M&A sales-side experience includes selling an Anti-Money Laundering Technology Company in 2018, as well as, partnering with Bluestone Investment Partners for their investment in Intrepid in 2019.  Ryan’s M&A buy-side experience includes leading the successful integration of two Intrepid bolt-on acquisitions in November 2019 and March 2020. A graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax where he earned a BS in Accounting (Cum Laude), he began his career as a Certified Public Accountant at one of the largest regional accounting firms in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. In addition to being a CPA, Mr. Hebert received his Government Contracting Accounting certification from George Mason University. Mr. Hebert is a member of the Accounting Advisory Council at George Mason University, as well as, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.
  Kim Herrington
Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (A&S), Department of Defense 
Kim Herrington currently serves as the Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC), in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). He is responsible for contract pricing and procurement policy matters within DoD, whose 30,000 contracting professionals spend over $300 Billion annually. He serves as the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD (A&S)) on acquisition and procurement negotiation strategies for all major weapon systems programs, and major automated information systems programs. He is responsible for assisting the USD (A&S) in the implementation of the Department’s operational priorities, including business reform initiatives to reduce operational costs and speed delivery to the warfighter. He oversees business enterprise initiatives related to pricing; domestic, international, and contingency contract policy for DoD, and associated e-business solutions; and DoD procurement regulations. Prior to assuming his current role as Acting Principal Director, DPC, Mr Herrington served as Director for Industrial Base Acquisition Portfolio Management for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S). In this capacity, he was responsible to the Under Secretary of Defense for critically analyzing the U.S. defense acquisition process to provide practical recommendations for improvisation. Most recently, Herrington worked as a consultant supporting the aerospace and defense industry. He provided consulting services on program management, earned value management, risk management and strategic decision making.
 Jennifer Kasten
President, JBS Inernational

Dr. Kasten was named the President of JBS International in April 2019. She has served as Chief Strategy Officer, Vice President, and Senior Researcher during her tenure at JBS. She began her career as a clinician serving people with substance use and mental disorders. Dr. Kasten has more than two decades of experience in behavioral health, public policy, program evaluation, change analyses, and performance measurement. For eight years, she directed JBS’s Clinical Technical Assistance contract with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Dr. Kasten is a co-author of “Methadone Maintenance Treatment in the United States: A Practical Question and Answer Guide.”

  Jeff Kelly
Partner, OceanSound Partners

Jeff Kelly is a Partner and co-founder of OceanSound Partners, a middle-market private equity firm that invests in U.S.-based technology and technology-enabled companies operating primarily in the industrial, government, enterprise, and communications technology sectors.  Prior to co-founding OceanSound, Mr. Kelly worked at H.I.G. Capital where he focused on investing in middle market companies operating in the aerospace, defense and government technology markets. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital in 2016, Mr. Kelly was a Principal at Veritas Capital where he invested in aerospace, defense and government technology companies. Prior to joining Veritas Capital in 2008, Mr. Kelly was a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance Group of Goldman Sachs, and he began his career at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Kelly received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.  Mr. Kelly lives in New York with his wife and two children.

Ron Klabunde
Founder & CEO, Generosity Feeds

Ron is establishing Generosity as the New Gold Standard. As the Founder and CEO of Generosity Feeds, Ron and his team have empowered over 600 businesses as a force for good throughout America – including Accenture, Microsoft, Salesforce, and many more. Collectively, these and other businesses are building their organizations, cities, and the future economy on the shoulders of generosity… generosity that is inspiring and shaping the health of communities across America. As a sought-out speaker and coach, Ron advocates generosity while equipping executive leadership teams to engage with their employees, stakeholders, and customers in a greater purpose that accelerates business.

  Bob Kolasky
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Assistant Director / Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Bob Kolasky was selected to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) National Risk Management Center (NRMC) in 2018, at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As Assistant Director, he oversees the Center’s efforts to facilitate a strategic, cross-sector risk management approach to cyber and physical threats to critical infrastructure. The Center provides a central venue for government and industry to combine their knowledge and capabilities in a uniquely collaborative and forward-looking environment. Center activities support both operational and strategic unified risk management efforts.

Mike Kotarski
Senior Managing Director, Founder, Arena Strategic Advisors
Since 1998, Mike has worked with over 125 companies and 15 Private Equity firms operating in the Aerospace, Defense and Government Services markets. He experiences range from expertise in corporate and consulting strategy, financial and operational due diligence, organizational restructuring, process improvement, and the full spectrum of merger, acquisition and divestiture strategy and execution. Mike has supported more than 90 successful transactions in U.S. and International Defense, Aerospace, Federal Civilian, and Commercial markets, totaling more than $22 billion in revenue.
Ryan McKenney
Vice President, Head of Corporate Development at KBR
Ryan McKenney leads KBR’s Corporate Development, M&A activities, supporting KBR’s Government Solutions, Energy Solutions and Technology Solutions businesses, globally.  Ryan has been with KBR for 11 years supporting KBR’s acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategy.  His experiences cover the full transaction lifecycle from target identification, strategic and valuation analysis through due diligence, transaction negotiation and transition and integration support.
  Jim Moran
Former Congressman, Professor of Practice, Virginia Tech
James Patrick Moran Jr. is a former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district in Northern Virginia, including the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, all of Arlington County, and a portion of Fairfax County. Moran served from 1991 to 2015.
Randy Morgan
Former CEO, Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. 
As former the CEO of Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS), Mr. Morgan oversaw and supported all facets of the PSS organization and sets the strategic direction of the company. PSS provides reliable and cost-effective solutions to meet demanding customer requirements in the areas of Systems & Software Engineering, Data Analytics & High-Performance Computing, Cyber Security & Cloud Migration, Acquisition, Financial Management, & Program Support.
  Cristina Mossi
Owner & CEO, Development InfoStructure, Inc. (Devis)
As owner and Chief Executive Officer, Cristina Mossi is responsible for setting and executing the vision and goals of Devis. She is directly involved in defining the business growth strategy for the company. She also oversees Devis’ day-to-day operations and oversees personnel and technical resource allocations for all projects. As part of her management responsibilities, Mossi develops strategic plans and provides oversight and monitoring of operations as well as proposal and contracting teams. Using her considerable planning, monitoring, and implementation skills, Mossi supervises the Project Management Office and is a leader and mentor to all Devis’ Managers leading federal government projects.
  Mike Niggel
CEO, Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC
Michael Niggel is Co-Founder and CEO of Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I).  As CEO, Mr. Niggel sets the firm’s strategic direction, leading enterprise growth initiatives, overseeing successful delivery of ACT I programs, and guiding enterprise value, governance, and employee satisfaction. He also directs the firm’s Joint Venture Partnerships to ensure customer satisfaction.
Susan O'Malley
Former President of the Washington Sports and Entertainment, First Female President of a Professional Sports Franchise
As the first female president of a professional sports franchise, Susan O’Malley is a pioneer in two fields: sports and business. She knows what it takes to be a leader in a tough business environment and how to create an organization from the ground up. Once an intern with the Washington Capitals and the Washington Bullets (now the Wizards), O’Malley joined Washington Sports and Entertainment in 1986. Since that time, her ground-breaking business ideas and proactive approach to customer service brought her – and WSE – to the top of the sports business world.
  Kevin Phillips
Chairman, CEO and President, ManTech 
Kevin M. Phillips is Chairman, CEO and President of ManTech. He leads a global team of 9,300 employees who are committed to national and homeland security through the delivery of innovation solutions and technologies that solve some of the nation’s most challenging problems. Mr. Phillips brings a record of success to delivering results for defense, intelligence and federal civilian agencies that rely on ManTech for full-spectrum cyber operations, analytics and automation, systems engineering, digital transformation and enterprise IT solutions tailored to support their missions. 
  Erin Pitera
CEO, FMP Consulting
As FMP’s Chief Executive Officer, Erin Pitera provides strategic leadership and direction for the company and staff. She leads FMP’s organizational performance to achieve long-term business growth and to provide exemplary service to our clients. Ms. Pitera has worked extensively in both the public and private sector, leading large human capital transformation efforts with a diverse set of clients, including working extensively with the Acquisition workforce across the Federal Government. 
  Garry Reid
Director for Defense Intelligence (Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement, & Security), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security
Garry Reid serves as the Director for Defense Intelligence (CL&S) reporting directly to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (USD(I&S)). In this capacity he is responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy and resources to conduct counterintelligence, law enforcement, and security programs. Previous assignments include Senior Advisor to the USD(I) and the Director for Defense Intelligence (Intelligence & Security).  Mr. Reid previously served in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism, where he advised the Assistant Secretary, the Under Secretary, and the Secretary of Defense on policies, plans, authorities, and resources related to special operations and irregular warfare.
  Garry Schwartz
President, HII Defense & Federal Solutions (DFS)
Garry Schwartz is vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and president of the Defense & Federal Solutions (DFS) business group in HII’s Technical Solutions division. He is responsible for Technical Solutions global services business, which includes intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and cyber; secure enterprise IT engineering and operations; military training and simulation; logistics management and integrated product support; and fleet maintenance, modernization, repair and sustainment.
  Gary Slack
President & CEO, XLA
Under Gary’s leadership, XLA is a provider of services and solutions to the national homeland, international, and defense sectors of the federal government. Gary has more than 35 years of experience in the government contracting industry ranging from professional services, information technology, electronics, and platform production. Gary previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of QinetiQ North America and President of BAE Systems’ U.S. Combat Systems business where he oversaw operations involving more than 9,000 employees across 16 states. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (accounting) from Longwood University. He is a member of the corporate advisory board for their College of Business and Economics, serves on the advisory boards of JWF Industries and is a board director of Enterprise Ventures Corporation.
  Alan Thomas
COO, IntelliBridge
Prior to joining IntelliBridge Alan Thomas served as Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service from June 2017 to October 2019.  In this position he led 3,500 acquisition and technology professionals in the delivery of more than $60 billion of products, services, and solutions to save taxpayer dollars and enable federal agencies to accomplish their missions as efficiently as possible. He also served on two government-wide boards created in legislation, the Technology Modernization Fund and the Federal Acquisition Security Council.
  Mark Walther
Acting Director, Office of Acquisition & Assistance, USAID  
Mark A. Walther serves as the Senior Procurement Executive, Chief Acquisition Officer, and Director for the Management Bureau’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA). He leads several hundred contracting and agreement professionals around the world to advance acquisition and assistance (A&A) reforms and initiatives critical to the implementation of the Agency's foreign assistance development goals and impacts.

  Christy Wilder
DCSA Assistant Director, Background Investigations
Christy K. Wilder is an Assistant Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) with a focus on the government-wide Background Investigations (BI) mission. In conjunction with the Director of DCSA, Ms. Wilder is responsible for the oversight and management of the government’s largest security organization, dedicated to ensuring a trusted workforce for both the Department and the rest of the federal government as the nation’s primary investigative service provider. Additionally, Ms. Wilder serves as a key member in the government-wide interagency initiative, Trusted Workforce 2.0, to advance personnel vetting reform and modernization.
  Matt Wuerker 
Cartoonist, Politico 
Matt Wuerker is the staff cartoonist for POLITICO.  Part of the team that launched POLITICO in 2006, he provides editorial cartoons, illustrations and caricatures for both the print and online platforms. Over the past 40 years, Matt’s cartoons have been used widely in publications that range from dailies like the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor to magazines such as Newsweek, The Nation and The Smithsonian — to name a few. A former President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Matt serves on the board of the Herblock Foundation. He is also a long time board member of Cartoonists Rights Network International that works to defend free speech and cartoonists in trouble around the world. In 2010 he was awarded the Herblock Prize at the Library of Congress and later that year won the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award.  He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012.