Matthew McKenna

Director of the Great Lakes Washington Program

Matthew McKenna is the Director of the Great Lakes Washington Program at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.  In his capacity, Matthew focuses on policy education and outreach on issues regarding the health of the Great Lakes and their surrounding communities.  He works closely with Congressional offices and administrative agencies on Great Lakes protection and restoration initiatives that are aimed at providing economic sustainability throughout the region.

Before coming to the Northeast-Midwest Institute, Matthew served as a Government Policy Specialist in the government relations shop of a large, Midwest based law firm, where he focused on legislative and regulatory analysis and Congressional and administrative outreach.  He also served as a legislative aide in the New York Congressional delegation.

Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Creative Writing.