Matthew Goudeau, Director of Protocol, City of San Francisco
Matthew Goudeau serves as Director of Protocol for the City and County of San Francisco.
Through the last three mayoral administrations, Matthew
has been responsible for implementing San Francisco's international affairs and civic event programming.
In this capacity, Matthew
works to enhance the City's status as a global center for culture, trade, commerce, and tourism.
As Director of Protocol
, Matthew's duties include liaising between the Office of the Mayor and representatives of foreign governments; administering special promotions to increase air service to and from the San Francisco International Airport; organizing international trade and cultural missions; and welcoming foreign dignitaries to San Francisco.
has contributed to producing and marketing some of San Francisco's most memorable civic events, including the San Francisco Giants 2010 and 2012 World Series Parades, the 1906 Earthquake and Fire Centennial Commemoration, Fleet Weeks 1999-2011, the Tony Bennett Tribute: 50th anniversary of I Left My Heart in San Francisco, and United Nations World Environment Day 2005.
Matthew is a founding member of the Artadia Junior Council West and a director of Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
He is also a member of the Asian Art Museum, the Chinati Foundation, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the University of San Francisco Alumni Association.
Matthew attended the University of San Francisco, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics and a certificate from the St. Ignatius Institute.