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James “Scott” Mathews

James “Scott” Mathews

James “Scott” Mathews experience includes management and leadership experience in the military, corporate, government and non-profit sectors.  Scott Mathews received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Education from The Citadel and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Utah.  Also, Mathews graduated from the USAF’s Air Command and Staff College.  Mathews served four years on active duty as a logistics officer in the USAF at bases in Texas, Thailand and Germany, and 17 years in the Air Force Reserves at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, retiring as a Lt. Col. After his active-duty military service, Mathews was hired by BellSouth and held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility, retiring as executive director – external affairs.  After BellSouth, Mathews joined the CDC and served as a public health analyst in the Strategic National Stockpile. Mathews deployed numerous times domestically and internationally in response to public health emergencies and completed a public health fellowship in South Africa.

Mathews involves himself in the local community. Currently, he serves as board chair at the Center for the Visually Impaired and, until recently, served as commander of American Legion Post 140.  He was a founding board member and treasurer of Georgians for a Healthy Future, Inc., and served as board chair at ProLiteracy, USA. Mathews and his wife live in Brookhaven and are the parents of two sons

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