Matt Letourneau is Managing Director of Communications at the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute. In this role, he coordinates external communications and strategy on energy and environmental issues for the Chamber and serves as a spokesman to media.
At the Chamber, Letourneau has led successful multi-platform communications campaigns on a variety of issues, such as the development of shale oil and natural gas, the Keystone XL Pipeline and other energy infrastructure, and clean energy technology. He has played a leading role in the Chamber’s “EnergyInnovates” initiative, which showcases American innovators, projects and technologies that have shaped today’s energy landscape—and are laying the groundwork for the future.
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. Before joining the Committee, Letourneau was Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-N.M.). Earlier in his career, Letourneau worked for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and 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 fourth largest jurisdiction. He was first elected in 2011 and reelected in 2015. He is responsible for over $736 million in new infrastructure in the Dulles area. Letourneau is Chairman of the Board’s Finance, Government Operations and Economic Development Committee, which oversees the County’s $3.2 billion budget, day to day activities and business recruitment and retention.
In the region, Letourneau is Chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, which coordinates public transit in Virginia, and is a member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Board of Directors, representing Virginia as an Alternate Director. In 2018, he was Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Letourneau is a cum laude graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and resides in Chantilly, VA, with his wife and four children.
Most technologies necessary to aggressively tackle climate change are not yet ready on a mass scale, and #COVID19 is likely to delay development, a new @IEA report says. Continued investment in #energy innovation is vital to a cleaner, stronger future. https://t.co/8PPRLX2jA2
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