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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Jul 15, 2019

Matthew Hussey is the Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for Ericsson, a multinational network and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with over 90,000 employees. Matthew has a background in engineering, the legislative process, and advocacy.

  • Matthew obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA with a focus in corporate finance from the University of Maryland.
  • After college, Matthew worked as a broadband engineer for Media One / Road Runner, a corporate engineering and technology group.
  • He transitioned to become a Senior Staff Consultant for Verizon Communications while obtaining his MBA.
  • He then joined the American Legislative Exchange Council as the Telecommunications & IT Task Force Director. Matthew had an interest in applying policy to the technical aspects of his engineering background.
  • Matthew transitioned to the public sector and became the Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe on issues pertaining to telecommunications and education.
  • For six years, he served as Associate Chief of Policy at the Federal Communications Commission before taking on his current role at Ericsson.

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