Matt Dunne

Founder and Executive Director
Center on Rural Innovation


Matt has focused his career on the intersection of rural policy and technology. He served 11 years in the Vermont House and Senate, enacting the first state’s first broadband grants. He was the Associate Director of the Rockefeller Center on Public Policy at Dartmouth College, and was appointed director of AmeriCorps*VISTA under Clinton, where he led PowerUp, one of the first national efforts to bridge the digital divide, and launched an Entrepreneur Corps to focus on micro-finance in high need communities.

In 2007, he started Google’s Community Affairs division out of a former bread factory in White River Jct, VT, where he led all local US philanthropy and engagement, including the Google Fiber rollout and orchestrating educational and development initiatives in Google’s data center communities across rural America. Matt also currently has an appointment at the MIT Media Lab.

September 22-24, 2020

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