|Matt joined the NHGA as Executive Director in September of 2013. Prior to joining the NHGA, Matt spent seven years working for the Indiana Golf Office. Matt began his career in golf administration by serving as the USGA PJ Boatwright Intern for the Indiana Golf Association in 2006. After his internship was up, Matt was asked to join the IGA full-time as Assistant Tournament Director and Director of PGA Membership. In late 2008, Schmidt was promoted to full-time Tournament Director, a position he held for the remainder of his time in Indiana. He was responsible for running more than 70 events a year, including championships for the Indiana Golf Association and Indiana PGA as well as USGA and Web.com Tour qualifiers.
Schmidt is a native of Sterling, VA and is a 2004 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He was introduced to golf by his father and was a three-year letter-winner in high school. He currently lives in Concord with his wife Sarah and children Kaelyn and Brennan.