Senior Management Consultant
Matt Kane came to MAD in October, 2015 after more than 25 years of working with governments, quasi-public entities, and non-profits on a wide range of policy and operational issues. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in an array of research and analysis methods, including primary and secondary data compilation and analysis, survey design and execution, program evaluation, funding formula assessment, focus groups, facilitation of policy and stakeholder discussions, structured interviews, and case studies. From a work history of leading teams and guiding initiatives, he is skilled in project management and organizational development. He also has hands-on management experience, having directed a statewide team of ten, working with communities on economic development.
Matt’s previous employers include the National League of Cities and the Northeast-Midwest Institute, both in Washington, DC, and the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining MAD, he authored or co-authored four books, more than 60 reports, and more than 40 published articles on policy and practice, with a focus on economic development, transportation, education, and workforce development. He has taught graduate-level courses at both the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan and has testified before Congress.
Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota through the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.