William M. "Matt" Harriss

William M. “Matt” Harriss is the Chief Financial Officer for the Butler Family Interests, which handles the business and personal affairs for the family of Roy A. Butler, former Mayor of Austin. In that capacity, Matt oversees the financial and administrative team for Capitol Wright Distributing, the 17th largest wholesale beverage distributorship in the United States, with over 600 employees and 5,000 customers. In addition, he handles a number of real estate investments across Central Texas on behalf of the family. Previously, Matt has served as administrator for a large law firm in Austin, as Assistant Dean for Business Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law, and as a controller with the Belton K. Johnson Interests in San Antonio. In addition to APA!, Matt also devotes time to the Trail Foundation and the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy. Both he and his wife of 40 years, June, are avid UT Baseball fans and have lived in Austin for over 40 years.


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