Richard Mattox has served as the managing partner at Mattox Woolfolk, LLC (the Firm) for the past twenty years. Mattox Woolfolk is a government relations firm representing several Fortune 100 companies as well as several colleges and universities and other small businesses before the U.S. Congress and the executive branches of the federal government. In addition to being one of the co-founders of the firm, he has also served as an advisor to several members of congress as well as advising several presidential, gubernatorial and congressional campaigns. Mattox Woolfolk has championed several initiatives that have become public law including the Telecommunications Act and the HBCU Historic Preservation Act.
Prior to establishing Mattox Woolfolk, Richard served as legislative director and communication director in the office of U. S. Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) where he advised the congressman on appropriations, agriculture, budget and science and technology issues while managing the congressman’s legislative and communications staff.
For the past eighteen years Richard has served as an adjunct professor in the communications department at George Mason University. He has taught public speaking, Mass Media and Society, interpersonal and political communications courses. He is very active in his community and continues to serve as a mentor to students, young professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC metro area. He also serves on the Prince William County Jail Board. He has been recognized for a distinguished career and community leadership by his peers. He has served as president of the Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., overseeing the purchase of a $1.5 million dollar multipurpose facility and has served as the president of the Washington Government Relations Group (Association of Black Lobbyists). Additionally, Richard has served eight years in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is currently the Senior Province Vice Polemarch for the Eastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi. and is the chairman of the National Social Action Committee for the fraternity.
Richard is a graduate of Mississippi State University and George Mason University earning bachelors and masters degrees in communications.