The UMCM Suncoast Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of A. Matthew (Matt) Rosen as Executive Director of the organization devoted to empowering people to overcome obstacles of trauma and poverty through innovative educational programs.
Matt comes to UMCM Suncoast (UMCM) after serving as Vice President and General Counsel of Lutheran Services Florida, where he helped fuel the organization’s expansion from $34 million to $230 million. As an executive and attorney, Matt brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate leadership to the UMCM Executive Director position having previously served in executive level positions with Mitsubishi Electric, Fujitec America and other multi-national corporations. He has also worked in the public sector as Assistant Attorney General to the State of Ohio, and Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy, Environment, Research and Safety.
“The entire UMCM Suncoast team is excited about the wealth of knowledge and experience Matt is bringing to the organization. He has a deep commitment to education, the cornerstone of UMCM’s work, and to community partnerships. I know he’s enthusiastic about exploring new growth opportunities for us and is passionate about making an impact in our community,” said Douglas O’Dowd, UMCM Suncoast’s Chair of the Board of Directors.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College and a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law. In 2015, he received the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Award for Top Corporate Counsel in the Governmental and Not-for-Profit arenas. Matt stood out as a Corporate Counsel due to his versatility, judgement, and “can-do” attitude.
“I am honored and very excited to be named Executive Director of UMCM. This organization is poised to really develop its vision and build upon its mission and quality educational programs. I look forward to being a part of the effort to bring UMCM to the next level, working with the Board and all our community partners,” Matt Rosen said.
Matt is the President of Congregation Beth Sholom in Gulfport, Florida, and has been on the Board of several other profit and nonprofit corporations and is the proud father of three children.
About UMCM Suncoast
UMCM Suncoast (UMCM) is a Pinellas County-based nonprofit working to alleviate the symptoms and address the causes of poverty through innovative educational programs. UMCM empowers people with the foundational knowledge to become self-sustaining members of the community, to make better choices and take on new challenges. Learn more at www.umcmsuncoast.org.