Barry I. Matherly

President & CEO

+1 804 643 3227
bmatherly@grpva.com

Barry I. Matherly is a certified economic developer with over 24 years of leadership experience at the city, county, regional and university levels.  He also interned 3 years for the United States Department of Commerce and worked 6 years in management for a Fortune 500 company.

Currently, Barry is President and CEO at the Greater Richmond Partnership, a public/private regional organization that is the single point of contact for domestic and international businesses looking to locate or expand in the Richmond Virginia Region.

Barry is a Past Chair of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest economic development association in the world, and is a member of its think tank; the Economic Development Research Partners.  Barry also serves on the Executive Board of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and is an institute instructor.

Locally, Barry serves on the University of Richmond School of Business Executive Advisory Council, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Industry Roundtable and the Japan-Virginia Society Board of Directors.  In addition, he is a member of the Richmond Real Estate Group, The Forum Club and the Virginia Economic Developers Association.

Barry has a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and a master’s degree from Virginia Tech University.  He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and a recipient of the Robert B. Cassell Leadership Award.

Barry Matherly, a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond, was named one of the 40 Leaders Under 40 (2002) by the Charlotte Business Journal, recognized as a North Carolina Main Street Champion, designated as a Fellow Member and Honorary Life Member by IEDC and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.