Matt Wise joined Crossroads Strategies following six years of government service, including tenures with both the House and Senate branches of the Legislature. Since arriving in Washington, D.C., Wise has worked on a wide array of issues most notably telecommunications, finance, transportation and infrastructure, and energy policy.
In 2005 Mr. Wise began his career in public service as a legislative assistant working for former Senator Conrad Burns of Montana. Mr. Wise’s position with Senator Burns allowed him to focus on telecommunication, assisting the Senator with his duties on the Senate Commerce Committee.
Following his work with Senator Burns, Mr. Wise joined Congresswoman Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, eventually becoming the legislative director.
During his tenure with Congresswoman Fallin, Wise worked on legislation including the American Energy Innovation Act, the Economic Freedom Act, and the Empowering Patients First Act. Wise was also instrumental in the development of the Federal Exploration and Production Reform Act, as well as several pieces of legislation to relieve the regulatory burden faced by small businesses and those who operate in the transportation, infrastructure, and construction sectors.
Wise served Congresswoman Fallin through her successful 2010 gubernatorial campaign to become the first female Governor of Oklahoma.
Mr. Wise’s political activities also include having served as the Coalition Finance Director for Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.
A native of Mississippi, Mr. Wise holds a B.S. degree in both Banking and Finance and Managerial Finance from The University of Mississippi.