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Columbia Association President Resigns Effective April 30, 2021

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Contact: Paul Gleichauf

Phone: 410-615-5350                                                     

Columbia Association President Resigns Effective April 30, 2021

June 29, 2020 — Milton W. Matthews, Columbia Association’s president and CEO announced today that he plans to pursue new adventures when his current contract ends in April 2021.

In an email sent to Columbia Association (CA) employees today, Matthews said “my career spans more than 40 years, yet I still have other professional interests I want to pursue. CA has provided me with a wealth of  growth experiences, all of which I can build upon in whatever comes next.“

Andrew Stack, chairman of the CA board of directors noted “We respect Milton’s decision but will miss his many contributions to the Columbia community over the past six years. During that time, he has provided strong leadership, business discipline and enthusiastic outreach to both Columbia and greater Howard County.”  He added,  “Milton has attracted and retained talented personnel to our organization and set an example of hard work and dedication for us all. We extend our best wishes to Milton and his family as he approaches this new stage in his life.”

Under Mr. Matthews’ administration, Columbia celebrated its 50th Birthday and remains frequently cited as one of the best places to live in America.

According to Mr. Stack the CA Board will soon be launching a search for a new president.  He added “Milton has assured us that he will provide continued leadership during these difficult times, while helping us find and develop a suitable successor to carry on his legacy.”

About Columbia Association

Columbia Association (CA) manages Columbia, Maryland, a planned community that is home to more than 100,000 residents and several thousand businesses — and was named the No. 1 small city to live in by Money Magazine in 2016. Additional information about CA is available at

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Paul Gleichauf

Interim Chief Marketing Officer

Columbia Association

M: 410-615-5350

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