Matthew E. Berger is a leader in developing effective strategies to fight antisemitism and anti-Israel bias. He is currently President and CEO of Mashber Strategies, guiding organizations, companies, and universities as they address antisemitism, hate, and intolerance on college campuses, in corporate spaces, and on social media.

As executive director of the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism, Matthew led the development and launch of the Cannes Lion Award-winning “Stand Up to Jewish Hate” campaign, a $25 million advertising campaign to educate non-Jews about modern antisemitism and empower them to address hate in their communities. The campaign introduced the Blue Square emoji as the national symbol for addressing antisemitism, encouraging people everywhere to speak out against intolerance. He also led FCAS’ efforts to monitor, analyze and address growing antisemitism through innovative programs, partnerships, and communications products.

Before joining FCAS, Matthew was Hillel International’s Vice President for External Affairs and Campus Preparedness, overseeing programs that addressed antisemitism, anti-Israel activity and security concerns on college campuses around the world.

Berger has more than two decades of experience as a journalist and communications professional, with a focus on politics, Middle East policy and the American Jewish community. He previously served as senior director of communications for a Middle East policy think tank, placing scholarly research in the media and managing communication products and social media, and spent five years as vice president of Dezenhall Resources, a Washington-based crisis communications firm.

Berger holds a master’s degree in national security policy and a bachelor’s degree in political communications, both from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his husband Jeff and their springer spaniel, Charlie.

Matthew E. Berger