Matt joined NEI in March 2016. He leads NEI’s communications efforts, the Detroit Innovation Fellowship Program, and NEI events like the High Growth Happy Hour series and Startup Story Night.
Before joining NEI, Matt was the managing editor of Model D, a local news site that covers what’s next in Detroit, as well as a freelance writer and editor. Prior to that he worked at Wayne State University in the Office of Economic Development. As a freelance writer, Matt has contributed to various local and national publications, including Next City, Crain’s Detroit Business, the Detroit Free Press, and MLive. He earned a B.A. in English and German from the University of Michigan and a Master of Urban Planning degree with a focus on local economic development from Wayne State University. He lives in Detroit.