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Jennifer Marsico

Visiting Fellow

Mattie Duppler is the Founder and President of Forward Strategies, a strategic consulting firm. She also serves as a Senior Fellow at the National Taxpayers Union, a nonpartisan advocacy group focused on budget and tax issues. ?

Mattie’s analysis of budget issues is considered influential in federal lawmaking. She has considerable experience building cross-disciplinary coalitions and is known for her vision and execution of persuasive communications strategies.

As the former Coalitions Director for the House Republican Conference, Mattie is a skilled relationship builder. Serving in that role until 2016, she focused on modernizing partnerships between the hill and third party allies. Her work centered on developing and elevating the Conference Chair’s message to impact new, diverse audiences.

Prior to her role at the House Republican Conference, Mattie served as the Director of Budget and Regulatory Policy at Americans for Tax Reform where she was the first woman in the firm to gain the title of Director in a policy position. She also served as the Executive Director of ATR’s Cost of Government Center, which focuses on reducing government spending and fighting excessive regulation. Through coalition management, incisive analysis and an enhanced communications strategy, Mattie expanded Americans for Tax Reform’s focus and influence in a variety of critical policy areas.

A highly skilled communicator, Mattie has been a frequent panelist and featured speaker at events nationwide. She was a regular commentator on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNN, and has been a recurrent guest on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

Mattie's work has been featured and cited in a variety of notable outlets, including NPR, Forbes, POLITICO, The Hill, National Review, Roll Call, The Washington Times, The Federalist, PBS and BBC.

She has received recognition as a leader in her field, being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2015 and the Red Alert Politics Thirty Under Thirty list in 2014.

A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Mattie earned bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Philosophy, accelerating her coursework to graduate with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008.

Recent Articles:


Paul Ryan's legacy is a financial success
April 12 2018
by Mattie Duppler

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