Matt Celentano

Government Relations Specialist




Matthew Celentano is a Government Relations Specialist with Funk & Bolton, P.A.  He joined the Firm in December 2017, following 16 years as Deputy Director of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, an organization focused on the interests of health care consumers.

As a member of the Funk & Bolton government relations team, Mr. Celentano’s responsibilities include outreach to Maryland government officials to advance the interests of the insurance industry and their policyholders.  In addition to communicating directly with State legislators and their staff on pending legislation, Mr. Celentano work closely with the Maryland Insurance Administration on matters relating to the regulation of insurance in Maryland.  He serves on policy workgroups to ensure that the industry’s interests are understood and taken into account by policymakers.  He helps manage and advise the State trade associations that the Firm represents, including the League of Life and Health Insurers of Maryland and the Alliance of Maryland Dental & Vision Plans.

Mr. Celentano is a Baltimore native who graduated with honors from the University of Vermont.  He currently lives in rural Baltimore County with his wife Katie and their three children.  In a previous life Mr. Celentano was head wrangler, rodeo amateur, and fly fishing guide at a guest ranch in rural Wyoming.