Matt Harris

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Matt Harris is Director of Government Relations at the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. In 2005, Matt moved to San Diego and joined the Airport Authority, where he has held numerous positions during his tenure. Before moving to the west coast, Matt spent 10 years in Washington, D.C., serving several years in senior positions in the office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Earlier in his career, Matt worked for members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Matt served as a member of the international working group that developed the Global Reporting Initiative’s guidelines for sustainability reporting by airports worldwide. Matt currently serves on the Steering Group of the Airports Council International – North America Facilitation Committee. Matt currently serves as President of The Semans Art Fund, a charitable foundation benefiting the students and programs of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is also an officer of the Board of Directors of Stepping Stone of San Diego, a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery agency founded in 1976. Matt holds a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Communication from The George Washington University.