• Grew up in a small town in western Nebraska that’s the birthplace of Kool-Aid
  • Featured in the launch video for Pokemon Go on Google Maps (look for Santa!)
  • Serve as advisor to the Juneteenth Foundation

Matt Lockwood Executive Vice President

  • Grew up in a small town in western Nebraska that’s the birthplace of Kool-Aid
  • Featured in the launch video for Pokemon Go on Google Maps (look for Santa!)
  • Serve as advisor to the Juneteenth Foundation
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Matt is an entrepreneur, advisor, storyteller and attorney who has held key positions at some of the most respected organizations across government, academia, tech, policy and the legal profession.

At Google, Matt acted as Chief of Staff for Google Maps—driving the narrative around the product’s complete relaunch, leading annual planning for a 3,000+ team and facilitating the onboarding of acquisitions like Waze—and strategic communications lead for Google Street View, as well as managing executive communications for Google Search and other core products. Previously, he served as a special assistant to the president of Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Lab, a litigation attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and a speechwriter for New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, where he drafted State of the City addresses, eulogies for first responders killed on 9/11 and remarks delivered at the UN General Assembly.

After moving back to D.C., Matt led communications and product management for the Economic Innovation Group, a public policy organization that drove the advocacy campaign to create Opportunity Zones. He then founded and served as CEO of LGND, a digital communications agency with multiple Fortune 100 clients, best-in-class creative and technical capabilities, advocacy wins at the federal level and presidential campaign experience. Most recently, Matt advised a global consortium focused on securing energy resources to address issues related to electric vehicles, national security and supply chain resiliency.

Matt received his J.D. from the University of Iowa and his B.A. from Georgetown University, and he currently resides in Washington, D.C.

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