From KL to DC
An evening with Toastmasters International President-Elect, Matt Kinsey
From KL to DC
In 2014, he ran for International Director in Malaysia – unsuccessfully. Two years later, he was elected with an overwhelming majority. How did that happen? What made the difference? This session will go over the life and leadership lessons that were essential to his growth and to him becoming who he is today – our next International President. Join us as International President-Elect Matt Kinsey shares his journey from KL to DC.
About Matt Kinsey, DTM
Matt Kinsey, DTM, of Coral Springs, Florida, is the Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer of IT Fusion, LLC in South Florida which launched in 2021 after MK Tech Group merged with 2 other local IT providers. Kinsey oversees all aspects of the firm’s operations that services small and medium-sized businesses in the South Florida area.
Kinsey holds a master’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix, Arizona and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Trinity International University. He has a certificate in strategic management and was recognized with the Silver Beaver and Vigil Honor awards for his work with the Boy Scouts of America. As a Boy Scout volunteer for more than 25 years, he has held numerous positions within the organization including Scoutmaster, district chairman, event chairman, and the council’s camping chairman.
A Toastmaster since 2003, Kinsey is a charter member of his home club, Outspoken Toastmasters, in Coral Springs. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.
“I have learned that to be most successful, you need to lead with your heart and not your head,” he says. “There is no finer program than Toastmasters for helping people build their self-confidence, communication and leadership skills.”
As an officer of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Kinsey is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support, and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.