Matthew Ott

Matthew Ott

President & CEO, Global Cold Chain Alliance
United States

Matthew R. Ott, M.S., CAE, CMP is the President & CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), a coalition of organizations including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), Controlled Environment Builders Association (CEBA), and International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA). Collectively, these core partners work to ensure that a universally strong cold chain exists globally, maintaining, quality, and safety through every link.

Prior to joining GCCA, Mr. Ott has held various executive and management positions within the association and non-profit industries with a focus on developing and implementing strategy to ensure organizational growth and long-term stability. For almost a decade, he was part of the leadership team at National Grocers Association, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Grocers Association and Executive Director of the NGA Foundation. Prior to that, he worked with the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association, the National Recreation and Park Association, The University of New Hampshire/CoachSmartNH, and AIM Meetings and Events.