Matt Canter

Senior Vice President, Research

For over a decade Matt Canter has led political campaigns across the country, directing communications strategy for governors, members of Congress, and US Senators.

Prior to GSG, Canter was a top official at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, advising candidates and guiding campaigns across the country. National Journal named Canter among the top aides on Capitol Hill, and Buzzfeed listed him as one of the top communications operatives in Washington. Canter was instrumental in the work to pass the 9/11 Health and Victim Compensation Bill and repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

At GSG, Canter helps lead the firm’s communications and opinion research practices in Washington. He is passionate about developing messages that influence and win.

Born and raised in Wisconsin where the Green Bay Packers are the state religion, Canter also relishes life outside of politics. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Kyle, two-year-old son Sam, and their dog Rudy.