Matt Chandler Joins Bully Pulpit Interactive as Senior Director
Chandler joins corporate communications practice following senior roles at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Frontier Solutions
Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is excited to announce that Matt Chandler has joined the BPI team, further bolstering the agency’s reputation and crisis communications offerings. Matt is helping to manage BPI’s corporate communications capabilities and will utilize his deep strategic and crisis communications experience to help clients solve their most pressing challenges head on.
Matt comes to BPI from Frontier Solutions and Frontier Public Affairs, where he oversaw the firms’ strategic communications and public service portfolios. Earlier this year, Matt deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy, where he currently serves as a reserve officer, as a strategic communications planner.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Matt to the BPI team. His unique background in corporate crisis and reputation management, public service, and national security will help us serve clients facing a challenge or those proactively planning to fend one off,” says BPI partner Ben LaBolt. “Matt understands how communications and information consumption have changed and can help brands navigate a complex and fast-moving environment where the old way of doing things can leave organizations flat-footed.”
Matt previously served in a number of senior roles at the U.S Department of Homeland Security, including Deputy Chief of Staff and acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Matt supported the Secretary of Homeland Security in managing issues and programs related to counter-terrorism, intelligence, law enforcement, and immigration. In the DHS Office of Public Affairs, Matt served as acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Director of Communications, and Press Secretary. He was the Department’s chief spokesperson and communications strategist on counter-terrorism, border security, immigration, and federal law enforcement-related issues in addition to cybersecurity, emergency management and response, and multi-billion dollar grant programs. Matt managed the Department’s crisis communications efforts during major incidents and events such as the Boston Marathon bombing, several attempted terrorist attacks, dozens of aviation threats and accidents, and natural disasters including Hurricane Sandy.
Matt will manage a team based in BPI’s Washington, D.C. office, where he will work on both corporate and advocacy issues and will help lead new business projects.
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