Meet Recovery Africa Board Member: MATTHEW BROWN

Matthew Brown joined the national non-profit consulting firm Shultz & Williams in 2008 after 18 years of experience in communications, fundraising, and strategic planning in both the private and non-profit sectors.  During his tenure at Schultz & Williams Matt has served a wide range of clients including: The Association of Zoos & Aquariums, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, The American Institute of Architects Foundation, Capital City Public Charter School, The American Shakespeare Center , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, the American Clean Skies Foundation, Arch Development Corporation, The National Women’s History Museum, The Association of Educational Publishers, Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park and The Meals On Wheels Association of America. 

Prior to joining Shultz & Williams, Matt was the Director of Development for the American Association of Museums (AAM) where he created and directed AAM’s first development department, managing annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations and sponsorship sales.  As a member of AAM’s senior leadership team, Matt was also a critical part of AAM’s long-range strategic planning process, new business development, and marketing and communications efforts.  During his tenure at AAM Matt advised and assisted numerous museums, zoos, aquaria and other collections and experience-based institutions throughout the United States with their fundraising and strategic planning needs.

Prior to his work in the museum field, Matt spent eight years as the Director of External Affairs at the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), a private non-profit granting organization that works closely with state arts agencies to support visual and performing artists throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. At MAAF Matt directed all development, communications, public relations and publishing efforts.

Before joining the non-profit sector, Matt worked for nearly ten years in the advertising business  managing TV, radio, print and new media advertising for clients including Allied Signal Corporation, PNC Corporation, Stouffer Foods, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, PPG Industries, The Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club, DAP, Inc, and Pittsburgh Brewing.

Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Boston College and has studied physical anthropology at the graduate level at the University of Pittsburgh. Matt has also co-produced award winning public television documentaries with Maryland Public Television, The New Jersey Networks, and Great Museums Television.  Matt lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Susan and their two sons, Christopher and Benjamin