Matthew Arnold is the Director of Campaigns at Counterpoint Messaging and a veteran of local, state, national, and international campaigns. He’s won ballot referendums, public affairs campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, and been a campaign manager for campaigns that have helped elect six members of Congress and two U.S. Senators. Since 2016, his work has won 3 Pollie Awards from the AAPC.
As part of the team at Counterpoint Messaging Matthew has helped elect Steven Reed, the first African American Mayor of Montgomery, AL, and led the SEIU independent expenditure program in the Nashville municipal elections to victory in all of their targeted races.
Prior to Counterpoint Messaging, Matthew created media programs for independent expenditure programs benefiting the Bredesen for Senate campaign, the Kentucky Senate Caucus, the Michigan House Caucus, ballot referendums for national grocery chains, and elections for pro-western national parties across Europe.
Before he began his consulting career, Matthew was the National Campaign Manager for the Credo SuperPAC which successfully defeated five Republican members of Congress and changed the national narrative around the Tea Party. He’s also worked for progressive champions like Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, and Darcy Burner. He’s developed sophisticated campaign operations for MoveOn.org, Sierra Club, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
Matthew has been a national trainer for Democracy for America and is a frequent trainer and speaker at conferences around the country. He’s been quoted in publications ranging from the Washington Post to the Henry County Local.
Arnold is from Booneville, MS and currently lives with his wife and family in East Nashville.