Matthew Gilbert, Esq. is a Drake Law School Alum and Iowa native who descends from generations of servant leadership within the state of Iowa. His family - the Furgerson/Harris/Nash Family - has impacted civil rights, economic progress, and social advancement for African-Americans throughout Iowa since the early 1900s. '
Mr. Gilbert is a trusted advocate with the ability to mobilize resources and engage communities in sophisticated business, tax, and economic impact opportunities.
Mr. Gilbert demonstrates his commitment to economic justice and empowering strong communities through his leadership in grassroots organizing, organizing charitable organizations, and developing public-private partnerships that advance the social, political, and economic needs of communities of color. Mr. Gilbert is passionate about group economics, philanthropy, and leveraging tax subsidies to grow and sustain healthy communities.
Chair Economic Development