Region II | Leadership

Region II

Matt Coleman
Regional Communications Director

Matt Coleman is the Regional Communications Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region II based in New York City.  In this role, Matt leads public affairs, strategic communications and media relations, marketing, digital and social engagement in the States of New York and New Jersey as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands for the Regional Office.  Additionally he supports the Regional Administrator in issues management, speechwriting and as official spokesperson for Region II.  He works directly with the SBA’s Office of Communications and Public Liaison based in Washington on planning and strategic objectives, along with the Public Affairs Specialists at each of the five District Offices across the region.

Matt has almost two decades of experience in public affairs, government and issues management.  Most recently, Matt was Senior Policy Advisor & Director of Public Affairs to the Supervisor of the Town of Hempstead (NY), America’s largest township with approximately 800,000 residents.  In that role, Matt oversaw communications, the press office, media relations and intergovernmental affairs.  He also led successful municipal initiatives and served as lead for numerous public/private partnerships for a diverse constituency.  Previously Matt worked in Albany as well as for Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

 A New York native, Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University.  He remains active in his community as well as numerous civic & charity organizations.