Matt Poland joined the Hartford Public Library in June 2008 as Deputy Administrator and was named Interim Director in December 2008. Matt was appointed chief executive officer in October 2009.
Matt received his bachelor’s degree with honors in philosophy from St. John’s College Seminary (Boston, MA). He also has completed executive leadership programs at Harvard University, Babson College, University of Southern California, and the Times Mirror Executive Leadership Program.
Prior to joining the Library, Matt was senior vice president and general manager for Work/Life Innovations, an award-winning employee assistance and work/life programming organization. Prior to joining Work/Life Innovations, Matt was senior vice president for human resources at Community Newspaper Company and Veritude, both Fidelity Investments Companies in Boston. Before working in Boston, Matt worked at the Hartford Courant where he held the positions of vice president for human resources and community affairs, vice president for operations, production director, and director of employee relations. He began his career in retail banking in Hartford.