Matt Bufton

Matt Bufton co-founded the Institute for Liberal Studies in 2006 and has served as the Executive Director since 2010. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the ILS and handles administration, fundraising, strategic direction for the institute while planning and overseeing its activities across Canada.

After graduating from the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business he worked in marketing and project management in the insurance and software industries before returning to school to study Political Science at the University of Windsor and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

Matt is a graduate of both the Atlas Network’s MBA for Think Tank Management and its Think Tank Leadership Academy. He has spoken at conferences across Canada and the United States and served on the board of directors of Civitas from 2012-2016.