According to his PodestaMattoon profile, Dan Mattoon is "a veteran of the Washington political arena. For more than thirty years, he has provided political and strategic legislative counsel to House Republican Members, and is a trusted advisor to many of the Washington political elite, including" Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, House Majority Leader Thomas D. DeLay, House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, House Republican Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Reynolds. "During the 2000 election cycle, he was Deputy Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and, under his capable leadership, the Republicans maintained control of the House of Representatives for a fourth consecutive Congress for the first time since the 1920’s.
"His previous fifteen-year tenure as Vice President of Congressional Affairs at BellSouth Corporation, where he was instrumental in helping to enact the landmark 'Telecommunications Act of 1996,' provided him with a unique insight into the workings of a major corporation, and his hands-on approach with Members of Congress and the Administration has given him working knowledge of what it takes to get the job done in Washington. Dan has successfully married these two worlds, combining business know-how with political shrewdness to become a top Washington insider. He has consistently been named one of Roll Call’s political 'Fabulous Fifty.' In the recent past, he has appeared on MSNBC and C-SPAN discussing current affairs and politics."
- Profile: Daniel J. Matoon, PodestaMattoon.