Matthew McKenna

Sr. Administrative Assistant

As Senior Administrative Assistant, Matthew brings an operational background rooted in experiences with fast-moving organizations both public and private. He began his career in politics and campaigns, working as a community organizer in New Hampshire and in several capacities for then-Mayor Pete Buttigieg, including Field Director and Political Director for Pete for South Bend.

Matthew strongly believes in the power of community as a solution to complex problems, and this conviction most recently led him to work in residential real estate, running the listing department for a large luxury team in Manhattan Beach, CA.

He grew up in Spartanburg, SC, and attended the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.

Outside of work, Matthew has a passion for coaching youth basketball at the club level, cheering for the Fighting Irish (among several devoted fandoms across sports) on the football field, and attempting to keep pace with his excitable dog, Kemba.