Matt Glazer is the Executive Director for the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce. Matt serves as the chief executor for the overall vision and direction of the AYC. Matt is a Texas native who has successfully launched two companies and a statewide non-profit in Texas. He is well known as a communication and public relations expert winning the Austin American Statesman’s social media award in 2009 and the Austin Chronicle’s “Best of…”award. In late 2010, Glazer became the inaugural Executive Director of Progress Texas and the Texas Research Institute. He helped launch the organization and when he left, it had nearly 50,000 members within 90% of the counties of Texas and a staff of seven. In addition to launching companies and a non-profit, Glazer has worked for local and national groups including — the American Heart Association, Weird Homes Tour, Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, KTBC Fox 7 Austin, and dozens of political candidates and causes across the country. Glazer joined the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce, first as a member in 2012, and then as the Executive Director in 2014. Matt is responsible for the general growth and branding of the organization as well as the management of everyday operations. He oversees all AYC events, committees and staff. He is a runner, cinephile, and loves all things muppet.