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Matthew Wright

Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations

American Hospital Association


Matthew Wright

Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations

American Hospital Association

Matthew Wright has nearly 20 years of experience representing various health care
entities and interest groups. He has been recognized on numerous occasions as a top
advocacy professional and an association leader.
At the American Hospital Association, Matthew serves as a leader on legislative issues
affecting hospitals and health systems. He represents hospitals’ interests among the
primary congressional committees with greatest importance. Matthew also provides
support to AHA members when they need to advocate their lawmakers, and he serves as
the federal liaison to the AHA’s Professional Membership Groups (PMGs).
Prior to joining the AHA, Matthew served as the advocacy and outreach director at the
Children’s Hospital Association. In this role, he supported children’s hospitals and partner
organizations in their advocacy campaigns. Matthew also implemented strategies for
building and mobilizing a national advocacy network, Speak Now for Kids, which engaged
hospital executives, health care providers, patient families, and other relevant
stakeholders. Speak Now for Kids effectively advanced public policy priorities for
children’s hospitals and earned multiple years of industry recognition.
Matthew earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College and his Master of Arts
degree in Political Management from The George Washington University.
He is based in Washington, D.C.