Matthew Bragg is Director of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC). Matt is responsible for overseeing all functions of ISTC, including programmatic, research & data, and policy advocacy activities—while also providing strategic planning and leadership for the organization. Matt represents ISTC to university, industry, civic, and non-profit organizations to grow partnerships and facilitate cross-sector economic development initiatives.
Prior to joining the ISTC, Matt worked as a Research Analyst at the Blackstone Group, managing research and data analysis projects for Fortune 500 clients. He has also held research, policy, and data analysis positions at the Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Energy, and the Center for Neighborhood Technology. He holds a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s of Public Policy from Oregon State University.