Matthew Anderson

Speaking in Opening Main Stage Conversation: Leaving a Legacy at 8:30 am for the Main Stage track.

Known for making the impossible, possible, Matthew Anderson currently serves as the Executive Director
of MCCJ, a non-profit organization that has more than 85 years of service to the community. Under this
role, Matt will serve as the main public contact and spokesperson for MCCJ. While managing the
organization, he will spearhead its fundraising efforts, and implement a forward-thinking approach to how
MCCJ will utilize its resources to be a convener in the community. Matt’s personal beliefs closely mirror
MCCJ’s commitment of creating an equitable Miami; one that’s based on tolerance and understanding of
all people regardless of their race, religion, or culture. A long-time community activist with years of raising
hundreds of thousands of dollars, Matt has been preparing for this role his entire life.

A Miami native, Anderson comes from a long line of prominent bankers who have made a mark in Miami.
He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and a
concentration in Political Science and International Relations. He returned to Miami to pursue a career
with the third largest commercial real estate firm in the world, Colliers International. By 2015, he was
senior associate with the commercial brokerage, Foundry Commercial, and two years later, he was vice
president for Bank of America Private Bank where he handled new client acquisition in the areas of
investments, credit, fiduciary, and banking services. Prior to accepting the position with MCCJ, he was a
wealth management advisor with Merrill-Broucek, Gutierrez & Associates Wealth Management Group
responsible for connecting high net worth individuals and institutions to potential solutions that could
help reach their financial goals.

As a senior leader in the financial sector, Matt has been committed to making Miami a better home for
all, which is why he’s so passionate about serving on several boards and volunteering. As such, the Center
for Leadership at Florida International University honored Matt with the 2017 Emerging Leader Award
for his professional track record, and involvement in community service. In fact, Matt’s accomplishments
include graduating from Leadership Florida/Connect Florida Class VII, co-chairing of the United Way Young
Leaders, where he raised over $200,000 in a fiscal year, serving as board member of the United Way,
spearheading the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation’s Run Over Hear 5k, serving as co-founder and past
co-chair of the Beacon Council’s New Leader’s Taskforce, and serving as a founding board member of the
Ayiti Community Trust. But that’s not all. He’s served on the Board of Seraphic Fire, the Foundation for
New Education Initiatives, and MCCJ, his current employer. He is a member of the Posse Foundation
Leadership Circle, the Florida International University President’s Council, the Lowe Art Museum Public
Outreach Committee, and the Wolfsonian-FIU’s Director’s Circle. As the chair of MCCJ’s Board of Directors,
Matt was highly active with several of its programs, including MCCJ’s Emerging Leaders, which works
diligently to engage young, up-and-coming leaders and gives them an opportunity to meet a well-known
South Florida civic or community leader who has also been the recipient of an MCCJ Silver Medallion
Humanitarian Award.

In addition to the FIU Emerging Leaders Award, Matt was the recipient of The Education Fund Public
School Achievement Award, Haitian Chamber of Commerce Top 20 Under 40, Miami Today Unsung Hero,
and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Rising Star.

Matt’s personal background includes a mix of both Haitian and Bahamian culture. As a long-time resident
of Coral Gables, he enjoys running and enjoying Miami’s ever-expanding culinary scene.Known for making the impossible, possible, Matthew Anderson currently serves as the Executive Director
of MCCJ, a non-profit organization that has more than 85 years of service to the community. Under this
role, Matt will serve as the main public contact and spokesperson for MCCJ. While managing the
organization, he will spearhead its fundraising efforts, and implement a forward-thinking approach to how
MCCJ will utilize its resources to be a convener in the community. Matt’s personal beliefs closely mirror
MCCJ’s commitment of creating an equitable Miami; one that’s based on tolerance and understanding of
all people regardless of their race, religion, or culture. A long-time community activist with years of raising
hundreds of thousands of dollars, Matt has been preparing for this role his entire life.

A Miami native, Anderson comes from a long line of prominent bankers who have made a mark in Miami.
He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and a
concentration in Political Science and International Relations. He returned to Miami to pursue a career
with the third largest commercial real estate firm in the world, Colliers International. By 2015, he was
senior associate with the commercial brokerage, Foundry Commercial, and two years later, he was vice
president for Bank of America Private Bank where he handled new client acquisition in the areas of
investments, credit, fiduciary, and banking services. Prior to accepting the position with MCCJ, he was a
wealth management advisor with Merrill-Broucek, Gutierrez & Associates Wealth Management Group
responsible for connecting high net worth individuals and institutions to potential solutions that could
help reach their financial goals.

As a senior leader in the financial sector, Matt has been committed to making Miami a better home for
all, which is why he’s so passionate about serving on several boards and volunteering. As such, the Center
for Leadership at Florida International University honored Matt with the 2017 Emerging Leader Award
for his professional track record, and involvement in community service. In fact, Matt’s accomplishments
include graduating from Leadership Florida/Connect Florida Class VII, co-chairing of the United Way Young
Leaders, where he raised over $200,000 in a fiscal year, serving as board member of the United Way,
spearheading the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation’s Run Over Hear 5k, serving as co-founder and past
co-chair of the Beacon Council’s New Leader’s Taskforce, and serving as a founding board member of the
Ayiti Community Trust. But that’s not all. He’s served on the Board of Seraphic Fire, the Foundation for
New Education Initiatives, and MCCJ, his current employer. He is a member of the Posse Foundation
Leadership Circle, the Florida International University President’s Council, the Lowe Art Museum Public
Outreach Committee, and the Wolfsonian-FIU’s Director’s Circle. As the chair of MCCJ’s Board of Directors,
Matt was highly active with several of its programs, including MCCJ’s Emerging Leaders, which works
diligently to engage young, up-and-coming leaders and gives them an opportunity to meet a well-known
South Florida civic or community leader who has also been the recipient of an MCCJ Silver Medallion
Humanitarian Award.

In addition to the FIU Emerging Leaders Award, Matt was the recipient of The Education Fund Public
School Achievement Award, Haitian Chamber of Commerce Top 20 Under 40, Miami Today Unsung Hero,
and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Rising Star.

Matt’s personal background includes a mix of both Haitian and Bahamian culture. As a long-time resident
of Coral Gables, he enjoys running and enjoying Miami’s ever-expanding culinary scene.

 

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