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Matt Schuster

Public Media Network
Executive Director
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Matt is the Executive Director for Public Media Network and has been working in the field of community media for more than 20 years. Most recently, Matt served as the Executive Director of TV Santa Barbara, a nonprofit media arts center. Previously, Matt was the Multimedia Services Supervisor for Louisville Metro Government where he led MetroTV to repeated recognition for Overall Excellence in Government Programming. Matt has also worked as the Cable Television Coordinator for Lake County, Illinois, and Meridian Township, Michigan and was responsible for their government media operations and cable communications policy. Both operations were also recognized for Overall Excellence in Government Programming during his tenure.
Matt served on the National Board of Directors of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) for 6 years, and was the Board Chair for two of those years. Matt has served on various regional boards for the Alliance for Community Media and currently serves on the national Board of Directors of The Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media. The Alliance for Community Media recognized Matt with the National Buske Leadership Award in 2013. Matt has taught media production at Antioch University Santa Barbara and Bellarmine University in Louisville. Matt has a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Fielding Graduate University, a Master’s Degree in Media Arts from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.

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