Matthew Swibel is a member of the Cornerstone Board of Directors. He has worked every facet of the sustainability and communications profession over a nearly 15-year career, from award-winning journalist to lead communicator for a 6,000-employee segment of a Fortune 60 company to founding director of a forerunning corporate sustainability team. Along the way, he has earned a reputation as a trusted business strategist and advisor to senior leaders—someone who can both shape strategic objectives and execute the tactics successfully. In Matt’s current role, he directs sustainability strategy, reporting and stakeholder engagement at Lockheed Martin Corporation, the top-ranked Aerospace & Defense prime contractor named to CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. He led Lockheed Martin’s inaugural report in 2012, and its first issues assessment, formal stakeholder meetings and GRI-based report in 2013. From 2008 to 2012, Matt was Director of Enterprise Communications, where he led a team supporting the CFO, Executive Office of the Chairman and other corporate officer titleholders. In this role, he developed and planned multiple aspects of integrated communications including employee and supplier engagement, advertising and outreach to investors and financial/environmental media.
Matt spent almost a decade as a journalist, most recently as Associate Editor of Forbes, where he was recognized by the Overseas Press Club for his business reporting from abroad and co-edited the World Billionaires issue. Prior to Forbes, he was a staff reporter at Washington Business Journal, where his coverage of marketing and web-based political fundraising each earned Maryland-DC-Delaware and Virginia Press Association awards. He taught as an adjunct professional lecturer at American University’s School of Communication from 2005 to 2008.
Matt graduated cum laude from American University (DC) with degrees in Communications and Sociology and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland Smith School of Business. Matt serves on the board of Congregation B’Nai Tzedek and the College Gardens Elementary School PTA, both in Montgomery County, Md., and Cornerstone Capital.