Chris Matthiesen – Partner

Chris Matthiesen
Federal Hall Policy Advisors, LLC
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 810
Washington, DC 20004

Chris Matthiesen

Founding Principal

Chris Matthiesen represents corporations, trade associations and municipal government entities in an array of policy areas. During his tenure on Capitol Hill and as a government relations consultant, Mr. Matthiesen has developed many strong relationships with key decision makers in Washington and built a reputation on his ability to work across party lines.

While working on Capitol Hill, Mr. Matthiesen served as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL), a member of the pro-business New Democrat Coalition. Rep. Kosmas served on the House Financial Services and Science Committees. During his time with Rep. Kosmas, Mr. Matthiesen worked extensively on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act throughout its framing. Prior to that, Mr. Matthiesen, a native Houstonian, worked as Legislative Director to Congressman Nick Lampson (D-TX), a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition. There he managed the legislative staff and served as Rep. Lampson’s point-person on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He oversaw the appropriations process during this time, securing much-needed funds for important projects in the district. He started his career in the Office of the House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi, where he saw first-hand the parliamentary procedure and compromise needed to usher legislation through the process.

Mr. Matthiesen received his Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, in Middlebury, Vermont where he was a four-year member of the varsity basketball team.