May Member Spotlight
Matt Visaggio is Principal and Founder of Visaggio Community Consulting, LLC (VCC) and Director of Business Development for Atilus™.
Matt has a strong background in grant source research and proposal preparation for all types of grants, including federal, state, local, and foundation grants. He serves as the contracted director of development for the Literacy Council Gulf Coast, the second largest literacy nonprofit in the United States. Matt takes a holistic approach to public sector fundraising, emphasizing strategic planning and public relations efforts.
Since founding VCC in 2010, Matt has assisted a variety of clientele with their grant writing needs, including the Lee County Office of Sustainability for the for the Sustainable Communities Notice of Funding Available from HUD. He spent five years developing and managing public relations efforts for State Representative Gary Aubuchon (Cape Coral) and developed a highly successful Teen Outreach Prevention program in Suncoast Estates for the Children’s Advocacy Center. Matt teaches courses at Edison State College in both Public Policy and Community Relations.
Matt has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including Literacy Volunteers of Lee County, The FGCU Alumni Association and the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida.
1.) As our newest chapter member, what are you hoping to get out of FPRA?
I hope to have the opportunity to network with public relations professionals to hone and refine my skills. Additionally, I hope to provide a benefit to the chapter by offering my experience in technology, public policy, and community relations. Looking toward the future, I hope to utilize chapter’s institutional knowledge in preparing for APR certification.
2.) Do you have any special projects or goals coming up in the near future either professionally or personally?
Professionally, our firm Atilus is managing the web development, marketing and public relations efforts of Rick Johnson Auto and Tire and Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida. We hope to provide public relations and marketing services that continue to promote and reinforce their respective images as generous corporate citizens and trustworthy businesses in Lee and Collier Counties. Additionally, Atilus is excited to continue to pursue meaningful ways to support Florida Gulf Coast University. Seven of our ten team members are FGCU alumni!