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Matt Guilfoyle

Executive Director, Communication and Community Relations
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Matt Guilfoyle is the executive director for Communications and Community Relations. He was appointed to the position in March 2015.

Matt Guilfoyle joined Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the 10th largest school system in the United States, in March 2015. In this role he is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the office of Communication and Community Relations that includes crisis communications, media relations, websites, social media, business and community partnerships, and FOIA response. Guilfoyle works closely with the Superintendent, the School Board, and FCPS Leadership Team to shape and deliver engaging and informative communications to FCPS’ diverse stakeholders.

Prior to FCPS, Guilfoyle served with the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) starting in 2009 as public affairs officer. In this role, he transformed the communications efforts of an agency with roots dating back to 1793 into a cutting-edge 21st century program. He created and maintained a robust digital presence for the AOC, including the Webby Award-winning capitol.gov, www.aoc.gov, and the popular @USCapitol twitter feed. He also spearheaded the communications strategy for high visibility projects such as the renovation of the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building. His efforts resulted in positive global media attention, including features with 60 MinutesThe Washington PostUSA Today, and the Associated Press, among many others.

Prior to his work at the AOC, Guilfoyle served as global director of internal communications for The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Before his tenure at TNC, Guilfoyle served with the U.S. House of Representatives Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). At the CAO, he created the first post 9-11-01 emergency communications plan for the House of Representatives and oversaw organizational change within the CAO.

Beyond these roles, Guilfoyle has also worked in the private sector, including Ketchum Public Relations, American Management Systems, (AMS) and Computer Sciences Corporation.