Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM

President and CEO
Greater Richmond Partnership
Richmond, VA

Barry I. Matherly is a certified economic developer with over 23 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.

Mr. Matherly is the Immediate Past Chair of the International Economic Development Council, the largest economic development association in the world, and is on the Governance Committee. 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 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.  

Previously, he was the executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association in North Carolina, the Director of Economic Development for the communities of Goochland and Pulaski, Virginia and the Special Projects Manager at the Economic Development Assistance Center at Virginia Tech University.

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 by IEDC and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.