Ed Mattix is principal at EdM Communications providing executive-level communications and marketing expertise to global corporations and philanthropic organizations. He has served as a senior executive for several global Fortune 500 companies and high-tech start-ups, including IHS Markit, Sprint, Sprint PCS, U S WEST, Covad Communications and DTN. He was one of the founding members of the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation and continues as an active member of Conquer Paralysis Now. Ed met Sam when he hired him to drive for Sprint PCS in the Indy Racing League in the late 1990’s.