IFPTE Officers


Matthew Biggs - IFPTE Secretary-Treasurer

Matthew Biggs


Matthew Biggs was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE) at the union's 59th constitutional convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey in June, 2018. Prior to his election, Biggs had served as the Legislative and Political Director for IFPTE since September 2001.

Biggs' career at IFPTE has focused on grassroots coordination with the union's Locals aimed at growing the IFPTE Political Action Committee (PAC), establishing the long running annual IFPTE legislative advocacy week, and a concentrated legislative program aimed at preserving and growing union represented jobs in IFPTE represented industries such as aerospace, energy, science and defense. The repeal of the union busting National Security Personnel System (NSPS); NASA appropriations and workforce concerns; a strong national industrial policy that protects workers from damaging trade laws; passage of labor law reform legislation to level the playing field for workers involved in union organizing efforts; protecting public worker pensions and jobs from privatization in both the United States and Canada; preserving and protecting government sector collective bargaining rights, and; bringing fairness to the employer-abused H-1B Visa program, among others, are just a few of the issues that Biggs has and continues to advocate for alongside IFPTE Local leaders and members.

Before coming to IFPTE, Biggs spent several years working on Capitol Hill in the office of Congressman Albert R. Wynn (D, MD). In his duties for Congressman Wynn, Biggs specialized in labor, aerospace, energy, defense, foreign affairs and civil rights issues, including those related to equal pay for equal work, and access to good jobs for all workers, regardless of race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Biggs is a Washington, DC native, a product of the Prince George's County public school system, and a 1994 graduate from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

IFPTE at a Glance


IFPTE represents over 80,000 women and men in professional, technical, administrative and associated occupations in the United States and Canada.


Our members work for federal, public and private employers, and work in various occupations such as auditors, drafters/designers, engineers, judges, lawyers, researchers, scientists, and technicians to name a few.

Executive Board

The Executive Council is made up of Officers and Area Vice-Presidents. Area Vice-Presidents are elected by members within their specific area, and are responsible for governing IFPTE between conventions. A list of the Area Vice-Presidents can be found on our Officers page.

Executive Officers

The Executive Officers run the day to day operations of IFPTE and they are elected at the IFPTE Convention, which are held every three years.