Matthew Shuman is an Army veteran who currently serves as the director of strategic congressional initiatives for Philips Healthcare, which maintains myriad contracts with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. He previously served as the director of the American Legion’s national legislative division, representing veteran issues and interests to legislators, federal agencies and the White House. Shuman had a pivotal role in legislative reform supporting veteran health care and benefits including the VA Appeals Modernization Act, Forever G.I. Bill, the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act and more. He continues to serve as the national security chairman for the Legion, and is the chairman of the Honor Flight Network’s board of directors. Shuman holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Marymount University, in Arlington, Virginia. He is an Arizona native and currently splits time living between Scottsdale and Alexandria, Virginia with his husband, Matt Ambler.