|The College of New Jersey, BS||2005|
Matt Shampine currently works at Simande LLC, a New York City based startup that he helped co-found in 2008. His responsibilities there include business development, client relations, project management, the occasional coding, and keeping the site We Are NY Tech (http://wearenytech.com) running.
Before Simande, Matt was a Senior Web Developer at Mercedes-Benz USA. While there he supported the development efforts of the Digital Media Department working on numerous internal and external websites, microsites, and eLearning materials. Prior to Mercedes-Benz USA, Matt worked at the South Jersey based Courier-Post Newspaper (a Gannett Company) as a Systems Analyst and at Drexel University as a Facility Manager.
In 2007, Matt’s interest in political activism and the participation in government among youths and fellow Asian Americans lead him run for a seat on Township Council in Palmyra, NJ. Matt has held the following elected positions: County Committeeman in Fort Lee, NJ, Republican Municipal Chairman in the Borough of Palmyra, NJ, and Treasurer of the Burlington County Young Republicans. Additionally, he has served as the Event Coordinator for the Bergen County (NJ) Freeholder and County Clerk races in 2009 and as the Asian American Outreach Coordinator during Doug Forrester’s campaign for Governor.