In Chapter 7 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, HomeAway government relations director Matt Curtis answers "How Are Your Aspirations Changing as Your Experience Grows?" Two years into leaving a public service job to work for HomeAway in the short-term rental travel industry, Curtis begins to see bigger picture potential for what it means to have a travel industry career. Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was communications director for Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.