In Chapter 9 of 18 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis answers "How are Your Community Responsibilities Changing?" Curtis notes that as he gains age and experience he will need to be a more experienced leader and find more strategic ways to support his community. He notes the importance of doing more sustainable work and more with less. 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.