Matthew Alvarez McMillan is the President of BuzzMaker, an award winning political consulting firm specializing in eCampaign management, online advertising and international campaigns. He has helped clients raise tens of millions of dollars and mobilize millions of people to take action. He simultaneously serves as the head of the international division of DSPolitical.
Internationally, Mr. McMillan advises prominent political leaders in the Caribbean, Africa, South America, Central Asia and Europe. Domestically, he works with campaigns at all levels - from city council to the U.S. Senate – in two dozen states. In addition to his electoral work, he works with some of America's leading unions, advocacy organizations and charities, helping them mobilize activists, raise money and advance their message.
Mr. McMillan has won 48 Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants for outstanding political communication. He has won four Reed Awards and been named a finalist for ten additional Reeds from Campaigns & Elections magazine. He was named a "Rising Star" in political consulting by Campaigns & Elections (2006) and was named to the Democratic Campaign Dream Team by Aristotle International (2010). Mr. McMillan sits on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) and served as the Chairman of the organization's 46th Annual World Conference.
In early 2007, Mr. McMillan took a leave of absence from BuzzMaker to serve as the Deputy to the Chief Technology Officer on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign. Previously, he worked as the lead online writer for the Campaign for America's Future and as an account manager and writer at a leading Democratic direct mail firm.
Mr. McMillan holds a bachelor's degree in political science and history from Columbia University. In college, he was ranked among the top ten collegiate debaters in North America.