John Matson - GNC 2nd Vice President

John P. Matson

President, TowneBank Norfolk


Wake Forest University – BA in Economics

National Commercial Lending School

Stonier Graduate School of Banking


Prior Experience:

44 years of banking experience

Prior banking positions include:

Wachovia Bank(Commercial Banking Director)

Hampton Roads Regional President for two different multi-state banks

Civic/Charitable Memberships:

South Hampton Roads United Way Foundation Trustee

Greater Norfolk Corporation– Executive Committee

General Douglas MacArthur Foundation Board Member

Town Point Club – Board of Directors

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Foundation –Executive Committee

Virginia Arts Festival-Board Member

The Economics Club of Hampton Roads-Board Member

The Norfolk Forum-Board Member

Friends of the Elizabeth River Trail Foundation-Board Member

Previous Civic/Charitable Activities

Hamptons Roads Economic Development Alliance – Founding Chairman

Wake Forest Alumni Group – past President

CHKD – past Treasurer and Board Member

United Way of South Hampton Roads – Board of Directors

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce – past Vice Chairman, Economic Development

ODU College of Business and Public Administration Executive Advisory Council

EVMS – past Annual Giving Chairman

Urban League of Hampton Roads – past Dinner Chair

Neptune Festival Executive Committee


Interests include travel, snorkeling and scuba, the beach, exercise, politics and current events, ACC basketball, music trivia, history and ancient civilizations, and people.