Throughout his career, Matt Schumacher has developed and managed projects for some of the St. Louis region’s premier organizations. At Schumacher Creative, Matt helps clients develop communication strategies for both internal and external audiences.
Previously, Matt led Monsanto Company’s Global Employment Branding team and oversaw all marketing related to recruiting and talent acquisition. In this role, Matt was responsible for Monsanto’s global employment-focused communications including print collateral, online recruiting presence, social media, digital marketing, and SEO campaigns.
Matt developed Monsanto’s global reputation as an “Employer of Choice” throughout the world by communicating the value of the Monsanto employment experience to both internal and external audiences. During his tenure, Monsanto was recognized four times on Great Place to Work’s list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, ranking #9 in 2015, #8 in 2014, #12 in 2013 and #14 in 2012. In addition, he positioned Monsanto for recognition from DiversityInc, Working Mother, Science Magazine, Glassdoor and FORTUNE magazine.
Prior to Monsanto, he managed the U.S. consumer seminar program at Edward Jones and worked with financial advisors to create new business opportunities with prospective and existing clients. Matt has also worked with St. Louis civic organizations the St. Louis Regional Business Council and St. Louis 2004. He holds a master’s degree in media communications and a Bachelor of Science.
An active community leader, Matt currently serves as vice president of the St. Louis chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association Board of Directors. In May 2015, he chaired the “Jack Buck Memorial Golf Classic,” the organization’s largest fundraiser to date, raising more than $135,000 for Parkinson’s therapies and research.
In addition, Matt is a cabinet member of the Men’s Leadership Society for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. In 2015, he organized the first Men’s Leadership Society event ever at Monsanto, a forum of sports media featuring Dave Matter, Rick Hummel and Ben Hochman. Matt is also an active volunteer for Missouri Cures, helping in 2006 to defeat Amendment Two and to ensure Missouri residents’ continued access to cutting-edge medical technologies. He currently serves on Missouri Cure’s Advisory Council.
Matt has served on the committees for Opera Theatre’s wine and beer tasting, as well as its fundraising gala, for three years. He is a member of the St. Louis Zoo’s Marlin Perkins Society, The Landmarks Association of St. Louis and the Tiger Scholarship Fund.