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Mathews Webster Consulting, Inc.
122 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Government Advocacy • Public Relations
Environmental Permitting • Association Management • Business Planning

MW works very closely with Federal and State officials. At top, the USDA's Farm Service and Rural Development directors. Below, Flordia Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam.
MW Consulting Services

Government Relations

  • Lobby state agencies and legislatures and develop bill and rule language
  • Direct government and public relations, media management, website development and collateral material production

Association Management

  • Full-service association management
  • Fulfill association mission and achieve Board of Directors goals
  • Membership management, recruitment and retention
  • Meeting planning including site selection, scheduling, venue negotiations, guest speakers, promotion, and onsite management
  • Write, edit and produce print and online publications
  • Manage websites and social media
  • Budgeting and accountability

Marine Construction & Boating

  • Closely monitor FWC, FWS, NOAA, other waterways regulatory agencies and RESTORE Act administrators
  • Champio the consistent and fair application of rules and regulations regarding permits, licensing, insurance and operation
  • Access to regulators and legislators
  • Creating and managing exciting industry events including trade shows, conferences and events

Biofuels and Bioenergy

  • Permit management from preapplication to approval
  • Identify feedstock suppliers
  • Evaluate construction, specifying and engineering project bids
  • Construction management
  • Integration of advanced technologies

Business Planning & Development

  • Project search consulting, including development of RFPs and bid evaluation
  • Identify grant sources and prepare grant applications
  • Evaluate economic and production feasibility
  • Identify applicable Federal, State and local incentives and credits
  • Identify renewable and energy-efficient tax credits and incentives


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Peggy H. Mathews




Steven E. Webster



Decades of experience and success with marine & aquatic,
biofuels & bioenergy and boating issues and opportunities.

Peggy H. Mathews

CEO, MW Consulting, Inc.




Peggy Mathews
, a native Floridian with a BS in Marine Biology, has 30 years of experience as a government relations and environmental consultant. 


She is co-founder and President of MW Consulting. Peggy's biography is being updated and will be posted soon.


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Steven E. Webster

President, MW Consulting, Inc.





Steven Webster is a highly regarded marketing communications professional with extensive experience in emerging technologies, journalism and association management.


A graduate of Northwestern University, he is co-founder of one of the original online companies, Worldscan, Ltd., and co-founder of MW Consulting. He registered the first trade association for renewable feedstock farmers, and drafted the scope of work for the first feedstock farming cooperative.


In 2002, he was appointed Executive Director of Florida Marine Contractors Association, the professional trade association for the marine construction industry, where he effectively advocated for reduced insurance rates, statewide licensing, regulatory reforms, incentives-based permitting initiatives, and innovative financial programs. Today, MW Consulting offers these services to the marine construction industry in partnership with Citizens For Florida's Waterways, the state's oldest and largest boating advocacy association.


In 2008, he launched the ‘Green Marine Summit’, a unique program designed to establish LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental & Design) standards for marine products, consulting, management, and construction.


In 2007, he created a unique series of permitting workshops for Florida's Department of Environmental Protection to help regulators and applicants avoid conflicts in the construction permitting process. The program has been extremely successful: Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) have significantly declined; permits are issued more rapidly, resulting in substantial cost savings and speedier project completion.


He previously served as Executive Creative Director for Ogilvy & Mather / Chicago, where he directed the company’s public relations Retail Group, introducing concepts such as integrated marketing, Point-of-Sales (POS) rewards programs, and event marketing for clients that included Sears, Waste Management, American Express, Western Publishing and many others.


He is a frequent speaker at marine and renewable industry functions and is widely published.


He is past-Chair of Florida Bioenergy Association's Leadership Advisory Board, is a member of the US Green Building Council and Associated Industries of Florida, and serves on numerous Federal, Florida and county committees and councils. He is past president of Citizens For Florida's Waterways.


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Associated Industries of FloridaCitizens For Florida's Waterways • American Watercraft Association • Manatee Forum
Florida's Great Northwest Renewable Energy Council • Space Coast Energy ConsortiumFlorida Association for Renewable Energy
Florida Bioenergy AssociationFlorida Renewable Energy Producers Association