About the Author
Dr. Matthew Wheeler is executive director of the California Building Officials (CALBO) and chief executive officer of the Wheeler Company. Dr. Wheeler's professional background includes strategic management, government relations and political affairs endeavors at all levels of governance. He has served as a legislative advocate representing a myriad of interests, including local government, small businesses, independent hotel owners, health care, roofing contractors and local building departments. He is a member of the faculty at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy in Los Angeles where he instructs courses in public administration, advocacy and political leadership.