Matt has been the Executive Director of Global Youth Leadership Institute since 2005. During that time Matt has developed GYLI into a national leader in creating and evaluating dynamic programs for students and teachers that promote community building and global pluralism. He has presented to k-12 schools, conferences, corporations and universities throughout the USA, as well as in Costa Rica, Panama, India, and Nigeria, and the Dominican Republic. He has created engaging curriculum and measurement tools that have received national attention and focus on GYLI’s four pillars: collaborative leadership, multicultural identity, religious pluralism, and environmental sustainability. Matt is also active in the Milwaukee Education community, serving on the board of a private school, and as a volunteer network leader for the Milwaukee Succeeds initiative.Matt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Boston College and a Masters degree in English Literature from Northern Illinois University. He lives in suburban Milwaukee with his wife and their four children.