June 1, 2022

Cornerstone Expands Capabilities in Maine with Addition of Matt Marks

Augusta, Maine – Cornerstone, a leading bipartisan, employee-owned government relations and public affairs firm with federal and state reach, announced Wednesday the addition of Matt Marks as a principal in the firm’s Augusta office. Matt brings to the firm more than 25 years of political experience and expertise in transportation and infrastructure, housing, climate and environment, energy, public safety, workforce development and state appropriations.

“I’m delighted to join Cornerstone’s growing team in Maine, building upon their success delivering government and public affairs services. It’s an exciting transition for me, and I look forward to continuing work in Augusta,” Matt said.

Matt joins Cornerstone from the Associated General Contractors (AGC), Maine’s most significant construction trade association, where he served initially as the chief operating officer in 2008. As COO, he managed regulatory efforts for the Association’s Maine Chapter and was selected as the Chapter’s chief executive officer in August 2012. He led the AGC team that earned two national public relations awards for advocacy in this leadership position. Matt also serves on the Maine Climate Council, Maine Offshore Wind Advisory Committee and Offshore Wind Port Advisory Group and is a Maine Business Immigration Coalition board member.

Previously, Matt served as the chief decision-maker in a Maine-based energy company, where he managed the daily operations and expanded business operations and sales. AGC Maine recruited Matt for his work with regulatory agencies, business management and political engagement.

Having received his Bachelor of Science focused in Applied Technical Leadership from the University of Southern Maine, Matt was selected in 2013 as the University’s Applied Technology Alumnus of the year. Matt currently resides in Scarborough with his wife and children.

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Matt’s leadership experience joining the firm,” Managing Director Campbell Kaufman said. “Having served as CEO of such a prestigious organization, Matt will provide our clients and colleagues valuable insight into public policy discussions all over the state.”

At Cornerstone, Matt will work closely with Mike Cuzzi and Todd Webster to expand client work in Maine and throughout the Northeast.