With over twenty years of experience in the commercial real estate and utility industries, Matt leads the Industrial Business Development team within Alabama Power’s Economic and Community Development organization. Having started with the group in industrial development in 2015, Matt’s focus is on recruiting projects to the state across all industries by creating cohesive plans and targeting worldwide businesses.
Prior to his current role, Matt spent time at the publicly traded real estate company, Colonial Properties Trust, where he negotiated deals with international companies and managed large commercial real estate developments across the United States. Working with federal and state elected officials, in three years, Matt secured over $600 million in tax incentives for the wholesale energy provider Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company.
Matt is also a licensed real estate professional in Alabama and Georgia. A graduate of Samford University, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Outside of work, he is married and has two boys and a girl. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.
“I enjoy recruiting industry to the state of Alabama. Making business leaders in other companies outside our state aware of the many advantages we offer is an easy sell. It’s rewarding to be part of a team that helps the state grow.”