Matthew Granato, Advisor to the Board of Directors

Matt Granato brings extensive experience in the non-profit, intergovernmental, and association fields. With his arrival, USASOA will be able to focus its efforts in building a comprehensive advocacy agenda, including the development of an extensive grassroots network, for accomplishing its mission. 

Matt has 15 years in non-profit management, ten of them as a senior executive. Most recently he served as Executive Director of a national health association, where we interacted with federal officials articulating members’ interests and advocating on their behalf. Prior to that, he spent several years with an international trade association, where he served as director of marketing and member services until his appointment to chief operating officer in 2012. His time with both these organizations granted him extensive experience in the areas critical to USASOA. These areas include working on an inclusive advocacy agenda, cultivating stakeholder relations, and managing mission-critical tasks. 

Matt approached USASOA to volunteer his expertise with our organization because of his commitment to our core mission, and his appreciation and gratitude toward our wounded veterans and their families. Matt's work with USASOA focuses on building strong, effective partnerships with other VSO’s that believe as we do in placing our mission first and foremost. 

Matt holds an MBA in marketing and international business from The George Washington University, a Master of Laws (LLM) in international law from the University of Nottingham Law School, U.K., and a BA in international relations from the University of San Andrés, Argentina, and the University of Westminster, U.K.