About 1818

In 1818, the State of Illinois was admitted to the Union. For almost 200 years it has remained one of the most diverse, innovative and exciting states.  Today, Illinois has 6,953 government bodies that work to ensure its residents are provided with the services they need.  These government bodies enlist the services of many local businesses on a daily basis.  1818 was created to help businesses connect with government.

Jordan Matyas has spent over 20 years working in and around government.  Most recently, Jordan served as Chief of Staff for the Regional Transportation Authority, supervising a staff of 120 people and a budget of $38 million. Prior to that, he served as the Illinois State Director for the Humane Society of the United States. Jordan has worked at almost every level of government including the White House, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations, the Illinois Legislature and the City of Chicago Law Department, among others.

Jordan has represented clients before dozens of local governments in the Chicagoland area as well the State on legislative, regulatory, and procurement matters.  Clients can depend on Jordan to look for opportunities to grow their business as well as to provide counsel regarding legislative initiatives and media opportunities.  Jordan’s clients are diverse and areas of focus include: consumer lending, housing, taxation, food service, water management, software development, workers compensation, energy savings and a variety of other subject matters.

We achieved our success because of how successfully we integrate with our clients. One complaint many people have about consultants is that they can be disruptive. Employees fear outside consultants coming in and destroying the workflow. Our clients face no such issues.

Jordan lives with his wife Tiffany Madigan and their two kids in Lincoln Park.  Jordan is on the board of the Old Town Triangle Association and Illinois English Bulldog Rescue.

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