In Chapter 3 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis answers "What Has Mayor Lee Leffingwell Taught You About Being More Productive?" Curtis notes that Leffingwell, a 71-year old man, has led by example, teaching Curtis to get things done as they come up. Curtis learns to tackle his to-do list as things come up. He finds he is making progress, incrementally reducing his lists as he continues to emulate his boss, the 51st mayor of Austin, Texas. 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.