Matt Shupe founded the San Francisco Bay Area based Praetorian Public Relations in 2013 but has expressed his talent for political activism and entrepreneurial pursuits from a young age. Matt honed his skills by revitalizing businesses from Palm Springs to Fresno, managing and staffing winning political campaigns throughout California, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin while developing a consistently positive relationship with the media.
Matt benefits from over a decade of experience in business development, political activism, policy crafting, messaging, community organizing, media relations, social media expertise, and enjoys the stress of difficult projects.
Matt is frequently mentioned in the news as a Political, Public Relations and Social Media Expert, and understands how to bridge the gap between traditional marketing and new media strategies. He has been interviewed by numerous TV stations, radio stations, newspapers and blogs such as CNN, Politico, BuzzFeed, TIME magazine, NBC, The Associated Press, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, The Fresno Bee, The Desert Sun, and his college newspaper The Collegian had to issue a statement to refute claims that they were his “mouthpiece”.
Matt earned his bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and Mass Communications and Journalism with emphasis in Public Relations from California State University, Fresno. He is also a graduate of the Republican National Committee’s Campaign Management College and was a professional volunteer tasked with Facebook advertising at the RNC’s 2016 convention. Matt currently serves as the Principal of Praetorian Public Relations, Executive Director of the California Young Republicans Federated, is a delegate to the California Republican Party, a member of the Contra Costa Republican Party Central Committee, and currently resides in Danville, Calif.