New York, NY
College of Arts & Sciences, 1995
As one of the co-founders of the Serpentine Society, Matt Paco is a very active UVa alumnus. He’s currently on the Board of Managers of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, and he is the co-chair of the Harriman Cup, which hosts the annual UVa vs. Yale alumni polo match that benefits the undergraduate polo programs at Yale and Virginia. He is a former president of the UVa Club of New York and was a member of the Young Alumni Council. In 2012, he co-produced the Julian Bond Gala in NYC, which raised over $1.5M for the Julian Bond Professorship in Civil Rights. Professionally, Matt is the Executive Producer/Principal of Pacorazzi Productions and is a producer at various networks such as Fuse and Viacom. Matt used to oversee MTV’s You Hear It First, which gave American TV audiences a first look at up-and-coming artists such as Kanye West, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Paramore, and others. Matt was awarded a Beacon Award for MTV News: At War In Iraq, and his “In the Life: Changing the Game” documentary about LGBT collegiate athletes was featured in the Pride of the Ocean, Cine Slam, and Mumbai LGBT film festivals. During the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Matt was a State Delegate for New York.