Dan Mattoon, President
Dan Mattoon is a veteran of the Washington political arena. For more than 25 years, including six years with the former lobbying firm PodestaMattoon, he has been a D.C. lobbyist, successfully representing many diverse clients and industries before Congress and the Executive Branch. For nearly 40 years, he has provided political and strategic legislative counsel to many House and Senate Republicans and to key Administration officials. He was former Speaker Hastert’s first congressional campaign consultant and is a close political friend.
During the tumultuous 1999-2000 election cycle, he returned to Capitol Hill after a nearly 15-year absence and was appointed Deputy Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Under his leadership, the Republicans maintained control of the House of Representatives for a fourth consecutive Congress for the first time since the 1920's.
During his previous 14-year tenure as Vice President of Congressional Affairs at BellSouth Corporation (now AT&T), he was instrumental in helping to enact landmark communications legislation. Passage of the “Telecommunications Act of 1996” provided him with a unique insight into the workings of a major corporation, and his hands-on approach with Members of Congress and the Executive Branch has given him working knowledge of what it takes to get the job done in Washington.
He has been named one of Roll Call's political “Fabulous Fifty,” and one of The Hill's “Top Hired Guns.” He has also appeared on MSNBC and C-SPAN discussing current affairs and politics.
Martina Hyde, Legislative/Executive Assistant
As Legislative/Executive Assistant for Mattoon & Associates, Martina runs the day-to-day management and operation of the office. She assists the firm’s clients by providing legislative support, compiles research, monitors legislation, and handles other tasks pertaining to meeting clients’ goals and needs.