In Chapter 18 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, HomeAway government relations director Matt Curtis answers "How Are You Learning to Work More Effectively With Different Personality Types?" Curtis shares how working in public service has helped him realize the importance of giving someone space to share their feelings and vent a little. This helps Curtis better connect with people who act, feel or think differently than he does. He also learns how the pace quickens in shifting from public service to working in the private sector. 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.