In Chapter 6 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis answers "How Have Your Learned to Stay Composed in Crisis?" In his years working for elected government officials, Curtis has learned different ways to focus, prioritize, and respond based on urgency and relevancy. He learns preparation from his current boss Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell's experience managing crisis from his Air Force pilot days. Curtis is the communications director for Austin mayor Lee Leffingwell. Curtis' charity work includes affiliations with Capital Area Food Bank, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Students of the World, the Rainforest Project and the Art Alliance. 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.