Matt Puckett

Government Consultant

Matt Puckett joined Rutledge Ecenia in 2022 with more than twenty years of experience advocating at the Florida Legislature, Cabinet, state agencies and numerous local governments. His areas of expertise are in public safety, criminal justice, labor relations, collective bargaining, public pension & investment plan policy, and public relations consulting. He is a graduate of Florida State University and served four years in the United States Army.

Matt previously served as the Executive Director of the Florida Police Benevolent Association for eleven years. The association provides labor, legal and legislative services to over 30,000 law enforcement, correctional, and correctional probation officers in the state of Florida. Prior to serving as the Executive Director, he served as the Deputy Executive Director, Chief Lobbyist, and as a staff lobbyist for the association. As Chief Lobbyist, the PBA team successfully secured hundreds of millions in recurring funds for state law enforcement and correctional officers, along with major reforms to the municipal police pension law.