Matt Furman is Vice president, public and government affairs at ExxonMobil.
Previously, Furman was the vice president of corporate affairs at Mars Chocolate and held senior communications positions at Google and CNN. Before entering the corporate sector, Furman worked in various public sector positions including as Director of Communications for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management. He also served as Special Counsel and Spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board.
Furman joins ExxonMobil from Best Buy Co. Inc., where he was chief communications and public affairs officer since 2012. At Best Buy, he oversaw internal and external communications, government affairs, corporate responsibility and sustainability, as well as the company’s corporate and foundation giving. Furman joined the company as it began its turnaround, widely viewed as one of the most successful in U.S. retail history.
Furman has a law degree from the American University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.