Who We Are
Director, Disaster Policy
Before joining IEM in May 2021, Matthew served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in the U.S. Department of Labor, managing a portfolio of operational divisions including, the Office of Policy Development and Research, the Office of Contracts Management, the Office of Grants Management, the Office of Management and Administration, and the Office of Finance and Budget.
Prior to his position at Labor, Matthew served at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development overseeing CDBG and CDBG-DR reform working with the disaster and mitigation team; and as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, managing HUD’s 65 offices across the country and 450 employees as well as the Davis-Bacon and Labor Standards Office and Section 3 policy team.
Hunter has over a decade of experience as a senior government official, a policy advisor, manager, and strategist. He served as a: Deputy Assistant Secretary at DOL; Assistant Deputy Secretary; a State Director, Deputy Chief and Chief of Staff for a U.S. Senator; Senior Advisor to the Chairman of a national political party; Deputy Chief of Staff and White House liaison at a U.S. Cabinet Agency; and an Associate Political Director in the White House.
Hunter received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and holds a Masters in International Business from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is an avid fly-fisherman, golfer, outdoorsman, and traveler.