Matthew M. Carter II
Matthew M. Carter II is an attorney and professional business consultant on energy, economic development and education matters. Prior to this, he served as a Senior Staff Director for two Committees in the Florida Senate: Communications, Energy and Public Utilities and the Committee on Military Affairs, Space and Domestic Security. He is a public speaker and has written two books. He also serves as an Associate Minister for the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida.
He earned a Master's degree in Theological Science from Smith Chapel Bible University, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Ministry from Gulf Coast College & Seminary. For his international Christian mission assistance and service, he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the St. Thomas Christian College. Dr. Carter is retired Senior Pastor for Beulah Hill Missionary Baptist Church, in Gretna Florida, where he formerly served as President of the Congress of Christian Education (Union Baptist Association) and Vice Moderator for the Gadsden County Baptist Association (Southern Baptist Convention).
He received his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 1988. Dr. Carter has broad experience in public and private senior management. As an Attorney, he was appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission, serving a four-year term and two years as Chairman. In his capacity as Commission Chairman, he served on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Committees on Water, Critical Infrastructure, and International Relations. He was also active in training regulators from other nations on regulatory policies and NARUC activities designed to improve regulated companies’ minority business procurement practices.
He is a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Presidential Honor Guard in Washington DC, and overseas in Germany and the Panama Canal Zone. Dr. Carter is a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans