In Chapter 18 of 18 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis answers "What Makes Your Work Meaningful?" Curtis shares how he finds joy and fulfillment working across communities, governments, and individuals solving problems. He notes how his current private sector job allows him to make a measurable difference across communities by connecting private and public sector channels. Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was communications director for Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. In 2011, Curtis won "Austinite of the Year" in the Austin Under 40 Awards. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.