Mathew A. Pinson Bio

Mathew A. Pinson has served as the president and CEO of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation since July 1, 2021. He was unanimously elected by the Board of Trustees.

Before joining the Foundation, Mathew served Emory University in various roles for nearly 14 years. He most recently served as assistant vice president and chief of staff to the senior vice president for advancement and alumni engagement. This division supported the university and health sciences programs (including Emory Healthcare).

Previously, Mathew served as associate dean of development and alumni relations at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Before his work at Emory, Mathew served as director of development at Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Mathew is passionate about serving The United Methodist Church. He has served on the Board of Directors of Wespath Benefits and Investments and the General Council on Finance and Administration; served as a delegate to six General Conferences and five Jurisdictional Conferences; chaired the North Georgia delegation and served as the North Georgia Conference Lay Leader. A native of Newnan, Ga., Mathew is an Eagle Scout and graduate of Reinhardt University. Additionally, Mathew earned a Certificate in Leadership through the Executive Education Program of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

Pinson is married to the Rev. Susan Pinson, senior associate pastor at Glenn Memorial UMC. They have a daughter and a son.