Steering Committee Members

The Wills for Heroes Steering Committee guides the program to its continued success. They volunteer their time not only in its strategic planning but to coordinating events, recruiting other volunteers and training others. We thank them for their dedication to helping Arizona's first responders.

Matt Binford Matt Binford

Matt Binford is an Assistant United States Attorney with the Department of Justice in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to serving with the Department of Justice, Matt was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona. Matt received his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he graduated with Highest Pro Bono Distinction. At the law school, he was the Truman R. Young Prosecutorial Fellow and a staff writer for the Arizona State Law Journal. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, and has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Before he began his legal career, Matt taught with the Teach For America program in South Central Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Matt is a member of Arizona’s Criminal Jury Instructions Committee and the Arizona Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the Executive Council of the State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section and has previously served on the Attorney General’s Committee on Record Statements and Eyewitness Identification, as well as on the Arizona Forensic Science Academy Advisory Board.