Matt Watson joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2022 as the communications officer for the Center on Global Cities. In this role, he is responsible for implementing the center's multimedia communications strategy and assisting with the Council's digital transformation. Prior to joining the Council, Watson was the public relations coordinator at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a nonprofit focused on the future of cities. He was also a contributing writer at Green Building & Design magazine. Watson holds a MA in political science from Northeastern Illinois University and a BA in journalism from Columbia College Chicago.