Since January 2007 Matthew has served as the Regional Director for a nationwide, non-partisan think tank addressing national security issues. Prior to that, Matthew served for seven years in several leadership roles at GuideStone Financial Resources, the pension board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Matthew completed a 21-year Naval Aviation career in 1999. His career included two operational tours flying the P-3 Orion, an exchange with the Royal Air Force flying the Nimrod MK II as well as a ship’s company tour on the USS MIDWAY (CV-41) in Yokosuka, Japan. He served in the Pentagon as the Southeast Asia – Pacific political-military advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations before serving as Commanding Officer of Navy Recruiting District, Dallas.

Matthew serves as a Director for AirLand Aerospace, LLC, Cyphre, LLC, and AirLand Holdings, LLC. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for Allies in Service and as a Director for M2M Ministries. In 2017 he completed six years as a Trustee for the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association where he chaired the Governance Committee and served on the Executive Committee. He served previously as a Director for AirLand Enterprises, LLC and First Dallas Media, Inc., and as a Trustee at Criswell College. A native of Rhode Island, Matthew is a graduate of the United State Naval Academy and earned a Master in Public Administration from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.