White House Author
Matt Stiner serves as Associate Director of Public Engagement, where he manages outreach to veterans, service members, and their families. He comes to the White House from the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary and was responsible for outreach to veteran and military organizations. His career in public service began in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he worked as Director of Veterans Affairs in the Mayor’s Office and created numerous programs for veterans, service members, and their families. He then coordinated the Tulsa Veterans Treatment Court, the third such program in the nation to treat veterans involved in the criminal justice system who suffer from mental health and substance abuse issues. Later, Matt served as the first Director of Justice for Vets, a non-profit based in Alexandria, Virginia. Matt has served in the United States Marine Corps and received the Combat Action Ribbon for service in Iraq. After his service, he utilized VA education benefits, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma State University. In 2007, he received a prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which he used towards a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma.