Employee Spotlight – Matthew Hodges

Name:  Matthew Hodges

 

Job Title and Responsibilities:

Financial Analyst – AMCOM-SAMD

Support of the case closure process in support of FMS processes for AMCOM.

About Me:

I have grown up in Jackson County, Alabama, and attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville where I earned a degree political science and graduate degree in public affairs.  I utilized and enhanced that education serving in a local elected office when I ran for city council in 2002.  I served on the Scottsboro city council until 2012 when I ran for and won the seat of Chairman of the Jackson County Commission.  I recently left office in September of 2017 and began working with Thompson Gray supporting AMCOM-SAMD. I had previously contracted with UAH in support of the same.  My service as a local elected official was an extraordinary time in my life in which I learned a lot about government processes and saw a lot of changes in the way our government works.    I have a passion for community service and am looking forward to being involved in other ways in the future especially as my children begin scouting and other activities.  I married Dana Marie Stewart and have 3 boys ages 6, 4 and 2.

Qualifications & Expertise & Achievements:

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – University of Alabama in Huntsville

Master of Arts in Public Affairs – University of Alabama in Huntsville

I have served in public office for 15 years which has given me a great depth of knowledge regarding political processes and public finance

My proudest achievements have been achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and serving my community.

Memberships and Activities (Professional and Other):

Board Member for Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Alabama

Eagle Scout Board of Review Member

Officer in my local Knights of Columbus Council

Board Member for the Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County

Getting to Know You: Pick any 3 to Answer

  1. What are three things still left on your bucket list?
    1. Travel to Australia
    2. Mediterranean Cruise
    3. A trip into earth orbit

 

  1. What was your favourite TV show when growing up?
    1. Animaniacs

 

  1. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
    1. Lowes