Director, Tax and Fiscal Affairs, Associated General Contractors of America
Matthew Turkstra, Director, Tax Fiscal Affairs and Accounting, Associated General Contractors of America. Matt joined AGC in June 2017, and oversaw the group's advocacy efforts during Congress's consideration of tax reform. He manages the group's participation in various coalitions and represents AGC's members before Congress and the Administration. Prior to joining AGC in June 2017, Matt was the Senior Manager of Government Relations at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). He chaired the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition, a group of over 50 trade associations committed to estate tax relief for family-owned businesses, and oversaw the coalition’s advocacy effort in 2012 that resulted in the estate tax relief in the American Taxpayer Relief Act. Matt has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, working as the Legislative Director for Rep. Nan Hayworth (NY), and the Senior Legislative Assistant for Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ). He also worked on the Committee on Ways and Means as the Senior Committee Clerk, where he oversaw the Committee’s hearings and markups. Matt graduated from Gettysburg College in 2002, and grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill with his wife and daughter.