Jeffrey T. DeLeone and
Matthew R. Forney
Jeff DeLeone & Associates (JDA) is a business and governmental affairs consulting company based in Columbus, Ohio and founded in 2002 by Jeffrey T. DeLeone. With over 50 years of bi-partisan experience between the firm’s principals, JDA offers a wide array of comprehensive services, specializing in providing clients with strategic advice when dealing with legislative, regulatory, and procurement matters involving state government. JDA’s goal is to help position clients in a manner that enables them to demonstrate their expertise and compete successfully in Ohio’s diverse economic and governmental environment.
JDA serves a broad range of private and public sector clients with expertise in energy, public utilities, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, construction, transportation, manufacturing, casino and sports gaming, alcohol, economic and real estate development, education, pension funds, investment management, and workforce development. Clients include some of the nation’s top Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, and businesses of all sizes.
JDA has a strong network and relationships throughout the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Senate and the Office of the Governor. In addition, the firm’s network and relationships throughout the Midwest and Washington, D.C.
Jeffrey T. DeLeone
Matthew R. Forney
Matt Forney brings over 24 years of comprehensive governmental affairs experience to his position as Vice President of Jeff DeLeone & Associates. As Vice President of JDA, Matt utilizes subject matter expertise gained over his years of employment within and around state government. Matt has established a strong network of long-standing relationships with thought leaders and policy makers which provide him with avenues to help clients navigate the bureaucratic landscape of government to produce positive outcomes for clients.
Prior to joining JDA, Matt has held positions which have allowed him to build a wealth of knowledge and subject matter expertise in the healthcare industry. Matt has served as Manager of Government Affairs for the law firm of McNees, Wallace & Nurick; Manager of Government Affairs for Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter; and Managing Director of Government Affairs for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Communications from the University of Toledo. Matt resides in Dublin with his wife, Lisa, and their two sons, Austin and Dylan.