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Matthew Eagan
Director of Federal Affairs
Matthew Eagan
Director of Federal Affairs

Matt Eagan is the Director of Federal Affairs for the States Trust team at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Before joining TPPF and States Trust, Matt worked as a Government Relations Manager at The Heritage Foundation and Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives focusing on domestic policy.

Matt has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and resides in Virginia where he enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife and daughter.

John Hostettler
Vice President
John Hostettler
Vice President

The Honorable John N. Hostettler is the Vice President for Federal Affairs for States Trust. He served in the U.S. House from 1995 to 2007 representing Indiana’s Eighth District.

Since leaving Congress, Hostettler has launched a publishing company, Publius House, and authored two books. He also founded the Constitution Institute, which holds seminars throughout Indiana teaching about the U.S. Constitution.

An engineer by training, Hostettler graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana with a degree in mechanical engineering. With his high school sweetheart, Beth, he has four children and has recently celebrated the births of his first few grandchildren.


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