Vice President, Global Access
Executive Leadership, Market Access Team
Matt Lantz joined Bryant Christie Inc. in 1999 as a Trade Policy Specialist and in 2013 was promoted to Vice President of Global Access. As lead support for trade policy issues, Matt works to open foreign markets for U.S. agricultural commodities and addresses international agricultural policy concerns on behalf of BCI's clients. Matt has worked to resolve phytosanitary, sanitary, tariff, labeling, and food additive issues in numerous countries including China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Mexico, and Brazil. In 2001, Matt received the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Trade Policy Teamwork Award for his work on Taiwan chemical residue issues. In 2004, he became a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Prior to joining BCI, Matt founded and managed a program at HarvardUniversity's Kennedy School of Government dedicated to promoting the development of Russian political parties. He has worked on international issues on Capitol Hill for Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and has held a State Department graduate student internship in the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia.
Matt is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs. He earned his Masters degree in American Foreign Policy and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Matt was a Rotary Foundation Scholar to Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.