President/CEO/Founder of Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc.
Matt Francis (S’99–M’09–SM’16) has served in a number of volunteer roles within IEEE, including as Section Chair of the Ozark Section and as the current East Area Chair for Region 5. Matt’s passions lie with student engagement, entrepreneurship, membership and leadership development. He serves on the MGA Geographical Unit Operations and the IEEE-USA Entrepreneurship Policy and Innovation Committees, and is a co-founder of a local robotics club which engages students from 1stgrade through high school in a unique electronics/programming/data science curriculum.
Matt holds B.S.E.E (‘03), B.S. Physics (’04), M.S.E.E. (’07) and Ph.D. (’09) degrees from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA. He is President/CEO/Founder of Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc. in Fayetteville, a provider of rugged electronics for aerospace and energy applications. He lives in Elkins, AR USA with his wife and daughter, and serves as City Council Member (elected terms ‘18-‘20, ‘21-‘24).