Matthew Celentano*

Government Relations

As a member of our Government Relations team, Matthew provides lobbying and outreach to Maryland government officials on behalf of the insurance industry, their policyholders, and entities requiring representation before the Maryland General Assembly. In addition to communicating directly with State legislators and their staff on pending legislation, Matt works closely with the Maryland Insurance Administration on matters relating to insurance regulation in Maryland. He serves on policy workgroups to ensure that the industry’s interests are understood and taken into account by policymakers. He is the Executive Director of the State trade associations that the Firm represents, including The League of Life & Health Insurers of Maryland and the Alliance of Maryland Dental Plans.

Matt’s lobbying skills and relationships in the Maryland General Assembly provide crucial insights across all teams at Funk & Bolton. He joined our Firm after serving for 16 years as the Deputy Director of Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, an organization focused on the interests of health care consumers.

Matt was head wrangler, rodeo amateur, and fly fishing guide at a guest ranch in rural Wyoming in a previous life.


*Not admitted to practice law.

Education & Honors
​B.A., University of Vermont