Matthew Troy Joins hackNY as Executive Director

We’re thrilled to announce, after an extensive search, Matthew Troy has joined hackNY as our new Executive Director!

Matthew will help shape hackNY’s future as it enters its second decade. He is excited to find new ways to support the hackNY community and help it thrive. This includes working to expand social good initiatives and explore new opportunities for the alumNY around career development, networking, and leadership.

Matthew brings over a decade of nonprofit leadership experience. He is passionate about education and technology and has dedicated his career to building bridges that help young people to achieve their potential.

Prior to joining hackNY Matthew served as Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club where he brought innovative STEM programs to 4,000 NYC youth. Matthew put his care and attention into creating a hub for access to coding and robotics, 3D printing and a Makerspace, a science discovery program, and a media production lab that cultivated opportunities for youth to explore, collaborate, and most importantly, see themselves as innovators.

Matthew previously held leadership roles at Kids Creative and Lincoln Center, helping to raise millions for programs that serve underrepresented communities.

He began his career in and around City Hall as an advocate for nonprofit organizations. There he embarked on his own tech venture, creating digital tools to empower activists in local government.