Matt Paprocki is president of the Illinois Policy Institute. A non-profit organization committed to making Illinois a place where anyone can find dignity and achieve success and plant roots. Matt serves on the advisory committee for U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He was a member of the Task Force on Charter School Funding. And was the treasurer of L'Arche, Chicago. He is an avid reader and runner and is a self-taught banjo player. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Anna, and their daughter, Fiona.