What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy taking my dog, Link, out for walks and doing the New York Times Crossword. Walks with my dog offer a quick exercise for both of us, and a chance for me to decompress. I think that doing crossword puzzles are great challenges and help me broaden my knowledge base.
What is your favorite book ever? or What book have you read recently that you would recommend? And why?
My favorite book of all time has got to be, “All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren. It follows politician Willie Stark and his right-hand man Jack Burden, as Stark climbs his way to power in the deep south. Despite being written in 1946, there are certainly parallels with today’s political and social climate. the book does a great job dealing with the idea of consequences and responsibilities in life, a very thought-provoking book for sure.
What will help us, as a company, make smarter decisions?
The most important factor that drives smart decision-making is inclusion. Having multiple insights, from a wide variety of people in different positions allows for a decision to be approached in the most effective way. Inclusion also builds trust and chemistry in the office which often leads to a more efficient workplace. As a small company, each decision made will have an effect on everyone, not just the person making the decision, so it is important that everyone be involved in that process.
Matt joined the Heritage team in 2021 as a Leasing Associate. Previously, he was a Retail Sales manager in Washington, D.C. for Anheuser-Busch’s Wine and Spirits division. He graduated from Roanoke College with a Bachelors of the Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in History.