Prior to joining TTD, Matthew was the Senior Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), covering all issues related to her appointment as Vice-Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He has also served as the lead advocate for federal infrastructure policy at the National League of Cities, and covered transportation and infrastructure policy as the Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and as a Legislative Aide to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
Matthew received his B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of San Diego in 2007, and a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University in 2017.
Lianne Endo is TTD’s Legislative Representative. She oversees the organization’s policy efforts and priorities on budget and appropriations, maritime, and water resources.
Prior to joining TTD, Lianne was a federal lobbyist representing labor unions in the building trades, transportation coalitions, and local governments. Additionally, she spent several years as a key staffer for Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and worked on the senator’s successful 2014 reelection campaign.
Lianne graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and has a minor in Political Science. She is originally from the island of Oahu in Hawaii
As TTD’s Staff Assistant, Samantha Fazenbaker assists TTD’s President, Greg Regan, and Secretary-Treasurer, Shari Semelsberger. She maintains TTD’s legislative calendar and handles much of TTD’s document preparation and distribution.
Prior to joining TTD, Samantha worked for the University of Texas System Office of Federal Relations and interned with Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA).
Samantha holds a B.S. in Political Science and a Master's in Political Science with a concentration in Applied American Politics and Policy from Florida State University. She is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Jonna Huseman is TTD’s Communications Director. She leads TTD’s communications program and helps shape public relations, and social media strategy.
Jonna comes from a proud union family and has spent more than six years working for the labor movement. She holds Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Wayne State College and is the author of a children’s history book about a famous union strike. She is originally from Nebraska and currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
As TTD’s Administrative Assistant, Brooke supports the TTD staff with the daily administrative and clerical duties of the office. Brooke handles TTD's databases and assists with TTD's PAC. She has worked at TTD since 1999.
Both of her parents worked in the labor movement. Originally from Oregon, Brooke attended the University of Oregon.
Christy Smith manages TTD's regulatory portfolio, filing federal regulatory comments on behalf of our 33 affiliated unions across all modes of transportation.
Prior to joining TTD, Christy worked at Bloomberg Law in the regulatory monitoring unit. She also worked at the Government Accountability Office on the Defense and Contracting teams.
Christy holds a BA from Tulane University in Homeland Security and Gender Studies and is working to complete her master’s in Homeland Security, also from Tulane. Originally a music major, Christy got her interest in unions from their excellent history of protest music.