Matthew Groves joined the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association in 2017 as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs. In this position, he led advocacy efforts before Colorado administrative agencies and co-authored the 2018 and 2022 versions of the Colorado Dealer Compliance Guide. Inexplicably, this guide did not become a New York Times’ bestseller. From 2017-2022 Matthew oversaw compliance for the Rocky Mountain Bank Note family of forms and spearheaded the partnerships with several major DMS companies to help the transition to digital contracting. After working with the state of Colorado to represent dealers’ interests during the state’s transportation electrification, the Board of Directors appointed Matthew as President/CEO in April 2023.
Matthew came to Colorado after 17 years in Washington, D.C., where he served in the United States House Congress, specializing in national security and tax policy. Matthew served as Counsel to three members of Congress, representing Colorado, California, and North Carolina.
Matthew began his career as a federal police officer at the United States Supreme Court, where he served as a personal security officer to several Justices of the Court and a representative on various interagency task forces.
Matthew is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park; the Elon University School of Law; the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; and the Air Command and Staff College.