Editorial Director at Connect Meetings
Matt Swenson is editorial director of Connect’s B2B publications and websites, including Connect Association, Connect Corporate, Connect Sports, Connect Faith and Connect Expo—all focused on different aspects of the meetings and events industry. He has been with Connect for five years. Responsibilities include the selection of Connect’s 40 Under 40 awards and 2019’s launch of Connect’s 15 Over 50, recognizing events industry veterans. In 2015, he developed Connect Sports’ Game Changer awards for the sports tourism industry. He has daily contact with industry leaders in all sectors, collaborating on myriad projects. In 2018, Cadmium CD voted two of Swenson’s stories in its top 10 events blogs, including one post ranked as the top blog of the year.
Swenson has almost 20 years of experience in journalism, including serving as an inaugural editor at Washington Post Express.