Matthew Warren

Senior Manager of Public Affairs

“A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.”



Matthew Warren is a Manager of Public Affairs at Southwest Strategies with a passion for supporting both public and private industries as they work to improve standing in San Diego and achieve company goals to the firm. Warren works closely with clients to help them build relationships across government, media, and the community. He has developed and executed plans that have established large coalitions of support, increased sales and enhanced company awareness.

Prior to joining the Southwest Strategies, Warren worked for a nationally recognized political consulting firm. In his capacity as a project manager, he used his extensive digital marketing background to help lead many successful city council, supervisorial, ballot measure and other candidate campaigns.

Warren gained political experience interning in Congressman Wally Herger’s D.C. office and Congresswoman Lois Capps’ Santa Barbara office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California in Santa Barbara, where he was a standout on the men’s rowing team. He also earned a Master of Management degree from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Matthew is a founding member of the school’s Master of Management Society and an alumnus of its collegiate men’s basketball team.


  • Public Policy
  • Community Relations
  • Media Coordination
  • Lobbying
  • Events and Planning
  • Social Media Management
  • Electioneering
  • Political Campaign
  • Coalition Building


  • Land Use
  • Politics
  • Water
  • Health Care
  • Municipal Decision
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