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Designing the Process is the most overlooked opportunity to convene community and create impact.

Matthew Smith

Managing Director
Santa Fe, NM, USA

Matt is Managing Director at MASS Design Group where he co-leads the Santa Fe Office and Global Operations. Leveraging organizational design, he has supported MASS’s growth ten-fold in staff size and revenue while ensuring the organization remains mission focused.

Raised in Montana, Matt is committed to rural community development and is interested in ways design can strengthen community capital, enable civics, and convene dialogue around critical issues of economic disinvestment, climate change, and community identity. He now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is an active member of Atalaya Search & Rescue, an avid trail runner, climber, hunter, and fly fisherman.

Matt holds a Masters in Development Practice from Columbia University where he was the recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. Matt was also the recipient of a David L. Boren Fellowship, studying Kiswahili and entrepreneurial development programs in East Africa after graduating from Montana State University where he studied Business Management and Ethics.