Matt Pera has an extensive background in journalism, marketing and public relations. For the past 10 years, he has developed PR and communications strategies for organizations across a variety of industries including telecom, tech and nonprofit. He is dedicated to using his creativity and experience to promote ideas and services that impact communities around the world. His background in both journalism and PR allows him to create compelling stories about the brands he represents and leverage them into quality coverage from top-tier media. As an award-winning reporter and editor, Matt has worked for several publications in the Chicago area, including Shaw Media and The Times Media Co. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and English.