Matt McQueen: 100 People to Meet in 2023

Virginia Business

November 29, 2022

From speaking for a massive federal contractor to being the voice of local news, these are the public-facing people who represent large endeavors.

Matt McQueen

Chief communications and engagement officer, Peraton Inc.; chairman, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board

Matt McQueen challenges people to think about national security in “a much different context than just missiles, planes and guns.”

“We are in such an interconnected society right now where bad pandemics happen and bad cyber breaches happen and you have companies like Peraton that are helping the government watch out for these things,” he says. “You’re a lot safer as a result.”

In addition to his role at federal contractor Peraton, McQueen — a 2011 Lead Virginia graduate — became board chair for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce on July 1. During his one-year term, McQueen will help oversee a governance overhaul while focusing on transportation and workforce initiatives of interest to the business community.

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