Matt Thompson, of Castle Communications, is a messaging architect with an intuitive talent for crafting and shaping effective communications. He is the author of hundreds of speeches, letters, and opinion pieces for CEOs, U.S. Senators, presidential candidates, governors, and agency officials. An Ohio State graduate, he started his career in newspapers, writing everything from sports to crime to enterprise features at publications in Virginia and Ohio. After making the jump online, he worked on various websites produced by the Statesman and San Antonio Express-News.
In 2008, he joined the Office of Texas Governor Rick Perry as a senior writer, serving as Gov. Perry’s principal speechwriter for the final four years of his term. During his time with the Governor, he directed the publication of such projects as the annual reports for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund and Gov. Perry’s end-of-term report to the Legislature. He also served as Deputy Communications Director for the Texas Attorney General.
Matt’s work has appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Times, and his speeches have been presented on three continents.