Columbia Association’s (CA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Milton W. Matthews will be the next president/CEO of Columbia Association. Mr. Matthews was most recently the CEO of the Reston Association, an organization similar to CA that is located in Reston, Virginia. Reston Association covers more than 11.5 square miles and is home to more than 65,000 residents.
“I have known for a long time that Columbia is a special place,” Matthews said. “Columbia Association has a reputation for providing quality, innovative and responsive services and programs, and I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of this exceptional organization. I look forward to working with the CA Board of Directors and the staff at CA and the 10 villages, and becoming involved with the Columbia community and, in general, Howard County.”
As CEO of the Reston Association from 2004 to 2013, Mr. Matthews oversaw day-to-day operations, managed both the operational and capital budgets, and oversaw a staff of full-time and part-time employees. Among his previous positions held are city manager, assistant city manager and director of finance and administration for the city of Webster Groves, Missouri. He 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.
“Mr. Matthews brings skills and experience from having operated an organization similar to CA, as well as skills acquired in previous positions as a city manager,” said Andrew Stack, chairman of CA’s Board of Directors. “He is familiar with CA and has worked with CA staff on several occasions.”
Mr. Matthews will take over as president of Columbia Association on June 2. Susan Krabbe, vice president and chief financial officer of CA, is serving as Interim President of CA until then.