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Matthew Beatty

Senior Director of Communications at The Miami Foundation

Best career advice you ever got?  

You, and you alone, are responsible for your career success.

Favorite thing about your job?  

Being an integral part of Miami’s inspiring evolution.

What would you be doing if not this?

Running a PR agency or hating life as an attorney.

What’s something work related that keeps you up at night?  

Is anybody coming to our event tomorrow?

Most memorable Communications Network Experience?

When Sean took a group of us to dinner at Seaspice. So Miami!

Your most overused word or phrase?  

Saying “100%” when I wholeheartedly agree.

Best thing you’ve read/watched/listened to recently?

The 2 Dope Queens podcast on WNYC!

Guilty Pleasure?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta. No judgement, please.

How do you define success?

Empowering more and more people to live better lives.

Most important thing you’ve learned in the last five years?

Selflessness. Our lives are not about us … they’re about our impact on and service to others.

What are you most interested in learning from your colleagues in The Network — and what could folks learn from you?  

How to position my Foundation as THE nucleus of civic work in the community. I can help comms pros understand how to align what we do with development efforts that cultivate donors.

How has The Network been helpful to your work/your career? And why?

As a younger person in a leadership role, it has connected me to incredibly seasoned and talented practitioners who help me think through and develop my Foundation’s communications strategy.

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