Matthew Bales
Director of Engagement and Advocacy
"The Chess Player"
Matt Bales has over 10 years of experience in the government relations field and has joined Summit as our Director of Engagement and Advocacy. His career has centered around developing a plan and story, communicating it to the right audience, and shaping the outcome – basically, being the amicable chess player we all like to have on our team. He loves the sense of purpose that comes with his job, and he enjoys being surrounded by people who are equally passionate about positive change as he is. When he’s not discussing strategy or collaborating with our leaders on creating the future, you can find Matt relaxing on the Cascades Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway with his family or practicing his fly fishing skills.