Dave Matsuda is a national transportation expert, with nearly 20 years of experience leading, overseeing and working in federal transportation agencies, giving him a deep understanding of how the federal government makes decisions. Most recently, he served as U.S. Maritime Administrator, where he managed more than $1 billion of federal investment into U.S. ports, shipyards and shipbuilding projects. His leadership renewed a focus on maritime education and environmental sustainability, promoting one of the maritime industry's most valuable assets: its ability to innovate through its hard-working professionals.
Prior to his work at the Maritime Administration, David focused on high-speed rail and other national transportation initiatives as Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and Chief Transportation Advisor to U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg. He also served as a fellow on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and as a staff attorney at the Federal Railroad Administration.
Mr. Matsuda works with public and private organizations of all sizes, providing advice on federal matters and helping develop successful marketing, legislative, regulatory, and policy development strategies.
PRACTICE AREAS: Transportation, Defense, Homeland Security, IT, Manufacturing