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Matthew Harrington

MRH-ND-Website-LargeDirector of Business Development and Operations
P.O. Box 788 | N. Bennington, VT |05257
800.730.3631 x115

Twitter: @MvrkLeader

Matthew Harrington is an author, trainer and consultant with New Directions, an innovative leadership firm located in Bennington, Vermont.  Matthew is seen as a subject matter expert on social media, social learning, the Millennial generation, and new forms of leadership within the workplace.  Matthew regularly blogs about these concepts at, his publishing platform, as well as on ATD’s website,  Most recently, Matthew has presented and partnered with Keurig Green Mountain, Killington Mountain Resort, Bennington Rescue Squad, Advocate Construction, USDA Rural Development Department, the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and the New England Center for Financial Training.

In his consulting and business development position, Matthew has a holistic pulse on the ever-changing field of leadership and employee development.  Matthew works with organizations to discuss the changing paradigm of learning, engagement and leadership.  Said one recent client, “Matthew Harrington is one of my top favorite professional business consultants. Matt has a strong work ethic and is very passionate about the work he does, plus his in-depth knowledge about everything from small business to social media is right on target every time.”

With an ability to effectively use new social tools to enhance a brand, discuss leadership and innovation, or add thought leadership to a new demand for leadership, Matthew is quickly becoming a leadership strategist organizations lean on.

Capital-Magazine-Cover-withWhen not at New Directions, Matthew works closely with the Young Professional Network council of the Albany Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Bennington Young Professionals group, Green Mountain HR Assocation, and is a board member on the Hudson-Mohawk chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Previously Matthew worked at Media Logic, a top 100 strategic marketing firm located in Albany, NY.  Matthew graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Advertising and Business.

Matthew was featured in CAPITAL Magazine as “The New Wave” of Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders in the Capital Region. (Read Article)

Who We Are

An innovative training and employee development firm located in southern Vermont since 1984, we specialize in helping organizations get the most out of their people by raising the bar, inspiring potential and partnering with organizations to build a people-centered, high-engagement culture.

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