Mattie LolavarCybersecurity Consultant
Mattie Fein has a wealth of experience in national and international policy and media. She was an Associate Producer at CNBC and creator of public television’s educational programming for children which promoted cultural awareness and literacy. She has developed strategy for The Washington Times’ Insight Magazine. Her clients have included presidents and CEOs in industries ranging from hotels and tourism to defense, labor, and law firms in Washington, D.C., New York, and London.<br /> <br /> Ms. Fein has been a contributor to the Financial Times and CBS MarketWatch, and has served as a frequent guest on the BBC regarding Argentine political and economic affairs. Her opinions have been published in publications including the Miami Herald, the Financial Times, The Washington Times, and The American Spectator. She was invited by the Foreign Policy Institute of Turkey and Bilkent University to speak about democratic Elections in Iraq, women’s issues in Muslim countries, and human rights.<br /> <br /> During her tenure at The Lichfield Group, Ms. Fein has advised companies and NGOs on a broad range of issues, including Net Neutrality; the Henry J. Hyde United States and India Nuclear Promotion Act of 2006 to fortify a strategic partnership between the two secular democracies, and worked to prepare indictments on war crimes and genocide against Tamil civilians/victims of war crimes in Sri Lanka.<br /> <br /> In 2010, Fein was the Republican nominee for Congress in the former 36th Congressional District in California, where she won her primary in the second tightest race in the state.<br /> <br /> Ms. Fein currently is President of M22 Strategies, Inc. a policy and communications group in Washington, DC. She currently is consulting on cybersecurity policy issues. In 2013, Ms. Fein consulted for the law firm representing Lon Snowden, the father of Edward Snowden in the international and domestic press.<br /> <br /> As a youth, Ms. Fein was active in the theatre and arts, and was granted early admission to university on scholarship. She has continued to be actively involved in the arts and dance. She was involved in the oldest women's theater group in the country at Horizons Theatre, Washington, DC, which won the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play.<br /> In addition, Ms. Fein is an avid horsewoman. She has been involved in Humanitarian Charities within the community that assists third-world countries in education and health programs. She has been a supporter of therapeutic riding for physically and mentally handicapped children, has introduced therapeutic riding into international games, and has sponsored children from Haiti with special needs.