Matthew Windrum

vice president
corporate & legislation

Matthew Windrum: vice president, corporate & legislationMatthew Windrum is Vice President, Corporate and Legislation, where he works with corporate clients to develop plans to engage decision makers in government and elected office to achieve concrete goals, including reputational development, procurement, legislation and more.

Matthew has over a decade of government relations experience at both state and city level in New York and across the Northeast. Before joining Kasirer, Matthew was Director of Government Relations (Northeast) at nonprofit, accredited Western Governors University, the country’s largest fully online university by enrolment, with 130,000 students enrolled and nearly 300,000 graduates across all 50 states. Matthew led WGU’s government relations strategy across 12 states running from Virginia to Maine, working with state elected and other government officials on options to create additional pathways for adult and historically underrepresented learners to earn their degrees.

Prior to WGU, Matthew was Director of Government & Community Affairs at The Doe Fund, one of New York City’s largest homeless services providers. The Doe Fund operates and is designing over one million square feet of housing across the city, and runs a work training program for homeless and formerly incarcerated men. While there, Matthew worked with City Council Members, the Mayor’s team and Borough Presidents’ offices to direct millions of dollars of city capital funds to support these projects and ensure a steady supply of personal protective equipment for frontline employees during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matthew’s government relations career began in earnest at the British Consulate-General in New York, where as Head of the Political & Economic Affairs Team he was responsible for promoting and defending the UK’s foreign policy, national security and economic interests across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Areas of focus included encouraging state and municipal governments to pursue mutually beneficial trade policies and take aggressive action to tackle climate change. Matthew also did a stint as an analyst at the Consulate General of Japan in New York.

Matthew has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Spanish from Lafayette College.