Ari Matusiak, `99
Ari Matusiak serves as the director of private sector engagement and executive director of the White House Business Council, managing the Administration’s interaction with the business community. In that role, he helps ensure that entrepreneurs, small business owners and corporate and financial leaders alike inform and participate in the Administration’s efforts to spur job creation and promote long-term economic competitiveness. He is the co-founder and former chairman of Young Invincibles, a national organization dedicated to improving economic opportunities for 18 to 34 year olds. Prior to moving to Washington, Ari was vice president for strategy and community impact at The Rhode Island Foundation, one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the country. While in Rhode Island, Ari also directed HousingWorks RI, a statewide affordable housing coalition and campaign. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University with an A.B. in Political Science and cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was also a Public Interest Law Scholar.