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Matthew Stiner

Matthew Stiner

2017 Rising Star

B.A. Political Science '07

Matthew Stiner graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma State. He received a prestigious Harry S. Truman scholarship after graduation, allowing him to pursue a master’s degree in Public Administration. Stiner has served in the Marine Corps and received the Combat Action Ribbon for service in Iraq. He has carried his service with him throughout his career, working for Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor and creating numerous programs for veterans, service members and their families. Stiner also coordinated the Tulsa Veterans Treatment Court while working for Taylor, a program that became a national model to treat veterans involved in the criminal justice system suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues.


Stiner later served as the first director of Justice for Vets, a nonprofit organization based out of Alexandria, Virginia. He was also the director of military and veteran affairs at the White House after working as a senior adviser to Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert McDonald. Stiner is currently the director of government affairs for Humana Military, a subsidiary of Humana Inc., a fortune 500 company. Stiner leads Humana Military’s efforts in Washington D.C. as a leader and friend of our U.S. service members.

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