Matt was named Acting Executive Director on September 1, 2019. Serving as LIAA's Communications Director since 2010, Matt has been responsible for the design and dissemination of LIAA's communications, engagement and development programs. He also serves on our contract services team as the Executive Director for the joint City of Traverse City and Charter Township of Garfield Recreational Authority. He holds a dual B.S. in natural resource policy and communications from Michigan State University and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer.