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Matthew L. Moseley      

Adventure Swimmer, Communications Strategist, Author of “Ignition: Superior Communication Strategies for Creating Stronger Connections”

Matt Moseley is the Principal of Ignition Strategy Group, which specializes in public affairs and communications strategy. He has spent his career at the intersection of public policy, business and government and has managed many public affairs projects and campaigns for organizations and companies. He is also an author, speaker and world record adventure swimmer.

He is the author of “Ignition: Superior Communication Strategies for Creating Stronger Connections” by Routhledge/Taylor&Francis publishing, 2021.

Moseley was hired by Johnny Depp to be the family spokesperson and communications director for Hunter S. Thompson’s funeral and ash-blast. He also led the successful campaign to free Lisl Auman from a life sentence for felony murder. He wrote a book about the effort called, “Dear Dr. Thompson: Felony Murder, Hunter Thompson and the Last Gonzo Campaign.”

Since 2005, Moseley has been in practice as a communications strategist and consultant for companies and organizations, including AT&T, American Rivers, Aurora Economic Development Council, Colorado Education Association, National Juvenile Defender Center, Xcel Energy, AFL-CIO, the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center and many others.

Moseley served as the communications director for the Colorado Senate under President Joan Fitz-Gerald. He was a press officer for the United States Olympic Committee at the 2004 games in Athens, Greece, where he wrote numerous articles for national publications and was “Our man inside the Olympics” for The Denver Post. Other experiences include being the national field director for Rock the Vote in Los Angeles. In 1998, he served as the deputy press secretary under White House communications director Mike McCurry for the Denver Summit of the Eight (G7 Summit).

He is currently the co-chair of the Colorado River Basin Council for American Rivers and is member of Advisory Board of the Center for Leadership at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was appointed by the Boulder City Council to serve on the Transportation Advisory Board. He was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and is the recipient of the Colorado Professional Firefighters Excellence in Service Award.

He grew up in Lafayette, LA. He went to Louisiana Tech University and studied his junior year abroad at the University of Lancaster. He has a master’s degree in Political Science/Public Policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a frequent writer and spokesperson on current events.

Moseley has completed three world record adventure swims. On June 11, 2014, he completed the first-ever solo swim crossing of Lake Pontchartrain, for 25 miles in 14 hours and 56 minutes, which was made into a documentary by Emmy-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing called “Dancing in the Water.” On May 28, 2015, he made the first swim crossing from the island of Culebra to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, for 24 miles in 12 hours, 1 minute, 55 seconds. In late July 2015, he did the first-ever swim through Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado River for 47.5 miles in 13 hours 56 minutes, which was acknowledged by Outside Magazine. The World Open Water Swimming Association nominated him for the Performance of the Year for 2015.

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