Board Place 11
Vice President, North Texas Healthy Communities
Blue Zones Project
Matt Dufrene is a collaborative, results-focused leader with a passion for positively impacting communities, families, and individuals. He is especially adept at relationship management; change management, including strategy and implementation; employee management and development; sales and negotiation; and volunteer management and coordination. In his previous role as Vice President of Major Gifts with United Way of Tarrant County, Matt focused on outcomes, leading his team in maintaining and generating new sponsorships, major donors and Federal and foundation grants, while encouraging collaboration and maximizing the innate strengths and talents of individuals and his team. Matt is a born advocate and also uses his professional skills to serve his community through active engagement in boards and committees for several non-profit organizations and associations, as well as the City of Fort Worth. Matt is an avid outdoorsman and cyclist and loves living in Fort Worth with his wife, MaryAnn, their son, Hogan, their two black labs, and one rescue mutt.