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Matthew Butler is the Chief of Staff for the Democratic National Committee. He has twenty years of experience managing people and money towards social interest goals, and previously worked as a political and non-profit management consultant.

Prior to that, Butler served as the President and CEO of Media Matters for America, the largest and most influential progressive non-profit organization dedicated to challenging conservative misinformation in the media with an annual budget of $11M and a staff of seventy. While at Media Matters, TED named MediaMatters.org to its list of top 100 websites people should know and use. Butler also created the Progressive Talent Initiative, a full-service media training and booking operation that has become an essential part of the progressive infrastructure.

Butler has served as Deputy Campaign Manager and Chief Financial Officer for the Presidential campaigns of John Kerry and Chris Dodd, as well as Campaign Manager for Maria Cantwell's successful 2006 reelection. In 2008 Butler was the lead American consultant for the Romanian Minister of Defense's winning Parliamentary Campaign in Ploie_ti, Romania.