Managing Director, Social Prosperity Partners
Matt Lehrman is the co-founder and managing director of Social Prosperity Partners, an Arizona-based consulting firm dedicated to the proposition that “Where people work together courageously, their potential is unlimited.” Matt’s passion and expertise is facilitating the strategic deliberations of boards of directors, governance councils and management teams, while gathering input and consensus from their various constituencies (i.e., customers, members, residents, audiences, donors, alumni and the general public).
Matt was the founder and long-time executive director of the pioneering audience development collaboration of Arizona’s arts and cultural sector known as Alliance for Audience and ShowUp.com. Matt later served as interim managing director of Arizona Theatre Company. His career started as a lobbyist for the real estate industry in Washington, DC before he pulled up stakes and moved to Arizona as a newlywed in 1988 and served as director of sales and marketing for a community bank.
When not facilitating other peoples’ conversations, Matt delivers inspiring keynotes and teaches substantive workshops nationally on topics of consensus building, public dialogue, fundraising and loyalty and customer engagement. His podcast, Tell Me More…, is a forum for “courageous conversations” among people who disagree on political topics and social issues – and is available on Apple, Spotify and all other podcast platforms.