of success at UPS, a stint as COO of the American Red Cross and a successful consulting career, he could have taken any number of top jobs in corporate or nonprofit leadership. However, he followed his heart to the place where he believed he could do the most good in the world.
  "I returned to my alma mater," he said, "because I could not think of a more vital or important place to be at this moment in American history."
  Time will tell if Matt Branam will be remembered as one of the institute's great presidents. But he will be remembered as a friend, cheerleader, and visionary leader.  

Michael Davids, Director of Marketing, formerly served as Matt Branam's Chief of Staff