A passion for loyalty and customer engagement runs through Matt Lehrman’s 30-year career in corporate sales & marketing, non-profit management, and as an advocate for audience development.
Matt Lehrman is an inspiring professional speaker who shows leaders in business, non-profits and civic affairs how to transform their customers, supporters and communities From Apathy to Zeal™.
He has presented keynote addresses and training workshops for such organizations as the International Festivals & Events Association, Phoenix StartUp Week, Silicon Valley Creates, Culture Republic (Scotland), ArtsBoston, Austin Creative Alliance and the Miami Arts Marketing Project. He also presents original workshops to CEO’s, business owners and key executives as a national speaker to VISTAGE®, the world’s leading business advisory and executive coaching organization.
In addition, as a management consultant, Matt Lehrman takes on projects in customer service design, strategic planning, and large-scale civic engagement. For example, he designed and facilitated the processes of community input in support of the creation of new arts & cultural master plans in both Fort Worth, Texas and Costa Mesa, California.
He is also a popular and highly-effective facilitator of strategic planning sessions for the Boards of Directors of numerous non-profit organizations.
Matt Lehrman especially enjoys invigorating the education of students in business and arts administration with lessons “from the customer perspective.” He has conducted residencies at Skidmore College and Texas Christian University (TCU) and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Arts Marketing, Business Management, and Entrepreneurship.
Matt Lehrman is recognized as a national champion in the cause of arts and cultural audience development, having founded and led Alliance for Audience & ShowUp.com, a pioneering collaboration of Arizona’s arts & cultural community. In 2010, the Arizona Republic named him Best Cheerleader for the Arts and wrote, “For some, arts marketing is a career. For Lehrman, it's a calling … His enthusiasm is genuine and infectious.”
Matt Lehrman and his wife Toby, live in Scottsdale, Arizona with their chocolate lab, Hope.