mattFor the past two decades, Matt Morales has been involved in the world of politics at the local, state, national, and international levels. From agriculture policy, to federal employee rights, local education policy and development of federal and state technology and transportation policy.

After 4 years under service to the state as Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs for GITA and later as the State Webmaster and Strategic Capabilities Manager for ADOA-ASET, he decided to build a new type of public affairs firm in 5Thirty5. As Managing Principal, he is pulling together his expertise in lobbying, technology, social media and communications to develop next-gov strategies to change the way citizens interact with government.

He comes to CopperTalk as the cool headed moderator of this group of three. His perspective comes from having seen the changes in Arizona politics over the last several decades as the native Arizonan of the team.