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ASA Spotlight: Matt Quesenberry

ASA Wingman Captain and Board Member


Join us each month as we interview and feature members of the ASA Community! This month, we’re shining the spotlight on ASA Wingman Captain and Board Member, Matt Quesenberry!

1. Tell us more about yourself. What would you like readers to know?

First and foremost, I’m the father of two beautiful girls, Taylor (8) and Vikki (4). I’m Procurement Director at an awesome company – McCormick – “standing together for the future of flavor.” I’m an avid runner, member of the York Road Runners Club, and Boston Marathon hopeful (some day!). When I’m not running with ASA, you can find me hanging with my family, watching sports, working on my lawn, or having a bier [German spelling] at our local German Brewery, Gunpowder Falls.

2. What drew you to ASA? When did you start?

I joined ASA as a Board member and Wingman in January 2022. Although I had seen ASA Athletes and Wingmen in local races as well as Rick and Dick Hoyt in Boston when I lived there, I was invited to join by a co-worker and former Board member.

3. What do you love most about ASA?

The feel-good vibe. There is nothing like it. You can be having the worst day ever,  then show up to a group run and see the smiles on the Athletes and Wingmens’ faces and immediately the problems of the day just go away and you’re in a great mood!

4. Tell us more about the people you've connected with through ASA.

The Athletes are simply AWESOME! Super competitive and just having fun! All the parents are truly inspirational. The Wingmen and Captains are some of my best buds – I’ve learned so much from them on our group runs and at our races. And our Board members are some of the smartest, most creative people I have worked with.

5. What is your favorite part of a group run?

Hanging out after the run just catching up on the week and seeing how everyone is doing.

6. What is your favorite part of race day?

I attend races in different Communities to meet new Athletes and parents. 

7. What is your best ASA story to date?

The Bay Bridge Run was surreal. ASA gets to start before the other runners and to be out on the bridge, with some great friends, early in the morning with the sun rising, there’s just nothing else like it! A close second was agreeing to run a “few extra miles” after running the first half of the Baltimore Marathon with ASA and ending up running the full marathon on a whim. Wow!

8. How did you get interested in being on ASA's Board? How do you feel you've made an impact?

I joined the ASA Board in January 2022. I replaced a McCormick colleague previously on the Board. The first year involved learning how the organization works and where we want to go. To say I’m a little bit excited about the future of ASA would be an understatement! This organization has so much room to grow and has great plans and great leaders to take it there. I look forward to being part of ASA’s step-change over the next few years!  

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