Director of Communications, Pete Ricketts for Governor

Communications Associate, Axiom Strategies

Associate, Sandler-Innocenzi


Matthew L. Trail is a senior associate at Hamilton Place Strategies, where he provides strategic communications support to corporations and coalitions across a range of industries, including financial services and higher education.

Most recently, Matthew served as Director of Communications and principal spokesman for Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts’ successful re-election campaign. He also worked as a communications associate with leading political consultancy Axiom Strategies, where he provided strategic communications, coalition management, and media consulting services. Matthew was previously an associate at HPS and Republican media consultancy Sandler-Innocenzi.

A native of Nebraska, Matthew has advised numerous state and municipal campaigns. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.