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D.C. Bar Names Matthew S. Butler as New COO

September 14, 2017

Matthew Butler, new Bar COOThe District of Columbia Bar has named Matthew S. Butler as its new Chief Operations Officer, making him the fourth most recent member to join the Bar’s Executive Team this year.

From 2015 to 2016 Butler served as chief of staff for the Democratic National Convention Committee, overseeing the convention’s communications, political, logistics, arena, technology, and legal departments. In that role, he managed a 300-plus staff to produce one of the most innovative and accessible conventions in the nation’s history. Butler also has worked as deputy campaign manager for the presidential runs of Chris Dodd (2008) and John Kerry (2004), and managed the 2006 reelection campaign of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.

Butler has more than two decades of executive leadership experience, including as CEO of Media Matters for America and as principal at the D.C.-based BCT Consulting Group, LLC.

“In his new role, Matthew will bring a wealth of unparalleled knowledge and expertise to both his fellow colleagues as well as the Bar’s more than 104,000 members,” said D.C. Bar CEO Robert Spagnoletti. “His solid reputation as a respected and established thought leader will continue to provide the Bar with unique opportunities for growth as a leading defender of a fair and ethical legal system not just in the District of Columbia, but throughout the nation.”

In his new position, Butler will be responsible for driving member engagement and value performance; maintaining effective business and operating capabilities; leading strategy design efforts; overseeing expense management, revenue growth, and joint ventures; and directing an extensive portfolio of departments across the Bar.

Butler earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from American University in 1994, and a juris doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2000.