Matt Curtis

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Matt Curtis has worked as a Deputy to two Mayors and one Council Member where he worked on initiatives including the creation of best practices facing a local government in a rapidly changing city. He has also served as Director at the Central Texas transit authority where he worked piloted issues related to the region’s passenger rail and transit-oriented development. He currently serves as Senior Director, Global Government Affairs and Public Policy for HomeAway/Expedia. There he works with governments and industry around the world to create best practices and effective policies. He is a seasoned public speaker who is known for entertaining crowds. He sits on the United States Conference of Mayors Business Council, the National League of Cities Corporate Council, the Sharing Economy Advisory, the Travel Technology Association board and serves on the Vacation Rental Managers Association board. Curtis understands that communities can achieve fair and effective policies through effective stakeholder engagement.

    About Matt Curtis

    Matt Curtis has worked as a Deputy to two Mayors and one Council Member where he worked on initiatives including the creation of best practices facing a local government in a rapidly changing city. He has also served as Director at the Central Texas transit authority where he worked piloted issues related to the region’s passenger rail and transit-oriented development.

    He currently serves as Senior Director, Global Government Affairs and Public Policy for HomeAway/Expedia. There he works with governments and industry around the world to create best practices and effective policies. He is a seasoned public speaker who is known for entertaining crowds. He sits on the United States Conference of Mayors Business Council, the National League of Cities Corporate Council, the Sharing Economy Advisory, the Travel Technology Association board and serves on the Vacation Rental Managers Association board. Curtis understands that communities can achieve fair and effective policies through effective stakeholder engagement.

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