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Then: Independent development consultant
Now: President/CEO, 1in6
Matthew Ennis’ passion for transforming lives hasn’t changed, and his career path reflects that. Since 2006, he’s held leadership positions at The Rainbow Network, vice president of development and marketing; Reachmodo, founding president; and Freedom’s Rest Family Violence Center, CEO.
In December 2018 at a New York City fundraiser, it was announced Ennis would serve as president and CEO of 1in6. The Los Angeles-based national nonprofit supports male-identifying survivors of sexual abuse and assault. 1in6 plans to open an office in Springfield’s Hammons Tower.
Ennis says he’s grateful to have deep roots in Springfield, where he and his wife are raising a 2-year-old son.
“Working in the nonprofit sector has afforded me the blessing of giving back to my community, passionately working for causes that move me and providing a sense of purpose in my work,” he says.
At the age of 21, Ennis was the youngest in the 2006 Class of 40 Under 40.
The first downtown Springfield branch for Arvest Bank opened; a longtime licensed massage therapist became a first-time business owner; and 7 Brew Coffee opened its fourth shop in Springfield.