Matthews, a 1977 MPA graduate, is the new president/CEO of the Columbia Association.The Columbia Association is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, home to approximately 100,000 people.
From 2004 to 2013, Matthews served as the CEO of the Reston Association. The Reston Association covers more than 11.5 square miles and is home to more than 65,000 residents in Reston, VA. Matthews oversaw day-to-day operations and managed both the operational and capital budgets.
In addition, Matthews previously held positions as city manager, assistant city manager and director of finance and administration for the city of Webster Groves, Mo.
Matthews has a master’s degree in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University, as well as a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.