Michael W. Matthews, PE icon-linkedin

President/CEO

Mike began his career at H&A as manager of support services with responsibility for engineering studies, IT, and CADD operations. Named vice president in 1996, he took on the role of branch manager for the firm’s Fairfax office. Mike’s dynamic leadership style and business successes gained him recognition as part of the firm’s next generation – and in 1998, he was named president and CEO.

Mike has steered the company’s growth over the past 18 years to position the firm as a major force in national and international projects. Under his leadership, H&A has expanded its operations, seen a ten-fold increase in its revenues, and has substantially grown its employee base.

He currently serves as Chairman for the Virginia Council of CEOs, is on the executive advisory board for Virginia State University Reginald F. Lewis College of Business (RFLCB), and on the board as a founding member of the RFLCB Foundation. He is past president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACEC/Virginia), past vice-chair of the ACEC national executive committee, and past president of the Richmond ASHRAE Chapter. In 2009, he was honored as Engineer of the Year by the Richmond Joint Engineers' Council.

His community involvement has included Chairman of the West Point Economic Development Authority, member of West Point Board of Code Appeals, Chair of West Point Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Panel, member of the Goochland CTE Advisory Panel, and advisor to the state legislature's Commission on Youth for Career and Technical Education.

He frequently speaks at industry events and has guest lectured numerous times at the University of Virginia's Engineering School, the University of Richmond's Robins School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University’s MBA School and Virginia State University College of Business. Mike is also an adjunct instructor in the University Of Richmond Graduate School Of Business, teaching a class entitled Professional Services Management.

Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Old Dominion University and an MBA from the University of Richmond.

 

 

Michael W. Matthews

"If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete." — Jack Welch