In Chapter 17 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, HomeAway government relations director Matt Curtis answers "What Skills Are You Using More As Your Career Advances?" Curtis finds scheduling and prioritization skills are becoming more and more important. He learns ways to tap into his network to gain access to information on short notice and to say no to countless coffee and lunch requests when a short phone call will accomplish meeting objectives in shorter amounts of time. 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.