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Matthew Beck

Managing Director
Washington, D.C.

Matthew Beck applies more than two decades of experience in public policy, communications, and capital markets to help clients navigate the increasingly complex world of policy and regulation.  

He joined Prosek from the Investment Company Institute (ICI), where he led the media relations team promoting and defending the global regulated fund industry. Prior to ICI, Beck was a vice president in the Strategic Communications Division at the Glover Park Group (GPG), where he designed and executed national public affairs campaigns, provided crisis and litigation communications support, and delivered executive-level counsel for clients seeking to influence policy debates and outcomes.

Before joining GPG, Beck served as the communications director and policy advisor for the Majority Staff of the US House Committee on Ways and Means. During this time, he worked with committee members, congressional leadership, and administration officials to develop legislation and spearhead outreach to media and other stakeholders on tax, economic, trade, healthcare, and social policies.

Beck also managed communications and media relations for former US Representatives Sander Levin (D-MI), Robert Matsui (D-CA), and Brian Baird (D-WA). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international affairs from James Madison University, with a minor in Spanish.

Q & A

What are you most proud of in your career? 
The relationships I’ve built through the years. Working through high-profile policy debates and fast-paced crisis communications forges teams by fire. I’m very proud of the network of people I’ve worked with and the milestones we’ve achieved along the way.

Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
My wife signed me up to coach my (then) kindergartner’s rec soccer team while I was on a work trip. The team is still together and it’s secretly one of my favorite things to do.

How would your mother describe you?
Is there a character limit? I’m an only child…

What are your greatest strengths as a communications practitioner?
I enjoy wrestling with details and data to bring issues to life and tell a story that resonates with audiences. I also have a natural curiosity that helps to look around corners and be prepared.

What is your favorite food?
I love to cook and try new foods. But, if I smell buffalo wings, I can’t stop thinking about them until I have some.  

Describe your perfect client.
A company or organization that recognizes the power of communications and gives us a seat at the table to offer creative contributions that drive success.

What three hobbies or activities do you enjoy most? 
Watching our boys play all the sports. We’re chronically oversubscribed every season and it can be exhausting, but it’s rewarding to watch them grow and have fun with their teammates.

I also enjoy a good bike commute and like to relax with a weekend family camping trip whenever we have a break in sports.

What’s your favorite part of the workday? 
Handling curveballs quickly and efficiently so they don’t detract from your day-to-day.

Who would play you in the movie version of your life? 
My wife would like to formally request Liev Schreiber.  

What is your favorite quote?
“You can observe a lot by just watching.” – Yogi Berra