Government Affairs Leader Matt Garcia Joins Sunwest Communications

August 1, 2019

Public Relations/Public Affairs Firm Continues to Grow Government Affairs Team

DALLAS, Texas (August 1, 2019) – Expanding on the firm’s growing Government Affairs practice, Matt Garcia joins Sunwest Communications as managing advisor of Government Affairs.

A public affairs veteran of nearly a decade, Garcia brings extensive leadership experience to the Sunwest team. Prior to joining Sunwest, he was the director of external affairs for Leon Capital Group and was responsible for creating its public affairs and communications department. Garcia also served as Congressman Pete Sessions’ Chief of Staff of Texas for five years. In this role, he built and maintained strong relationships with elected officials along with business and community leaders.

“I’m delighted to be part of the Sunwest team and continue building the momentum we’re creating with our growing Government Affairs practice,” said Garcia. “Considering the robust experience of the current Sunwest Government Affairs team members, I am confident we can bring unparalleled value to our clients in this arena.”

In his new role, Garcia will work alongside Kerry Tassopoulos and Pete Havel on Sunwest’s Government Affairs team to build strong ties between congressional and legislative leaders and Sunwest clients.

“It’s no secret we’ve been focusing on building our Government Affairs practice over the last several months – and that’s because we’ve seen a growing need for these services among our clients and community,” said Crayton Webb, owner and CEO of Sunwest Communications. “Matt’s experience in navigating public and government affairs will be a valuable asset to our team and clients.”

Garcia received his bachelor’s degree from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. He currently serves the Dallas community though a variety of North Texas organizations including The North Texas Commission, The State Fair of Texas, Texas Exes Dallas Chapter, and Brother Bill’s Helping Hand.

Sunwest clients vary from international oil and gas corporations to real estate, finance, direct selling, technology, education, family foundations and numerous consumer products companies. The firm’s strategic services include brand and marketing communications, community relations, corporate communications, corporate philanthropy/CSR, creative services, crisis communications, employee communications, financial communications, media relations, public affairs, social media strategy, special event planning and spokesperson training.

About Sunwest Communications:  Founded in Dallas in 1982, Sunwest Communications helps companies and brands build trust, increase visibility and reach business goals through strategic marketing, public relations, government affairs and philanthropic initiatives. One of Texas’ leading public relations and public affairs firms, Sunwest develops tailored, strategic solutions that drive audience behavior for clients spanning industries and geography. For more information, visit