Matthew Colvard is the Chief Operating Officer at HBI International, a distribution company located in Phoenix. As COO, Matthew has implemented a range of socially responsible business practices, including environmental, philanthropic, compensation and hiring, particularly HBI’s pioneering Ban the Box hiring program. These practices have promoted rapid and sustained company growth and have earned HBI praise as a community leader.
A University of Vermont graduate with a degree in Psychology, Matthew devoted his early professional career to the field of behavioral health. He served as a Behavioral Specialist at the New England Center for Children before accepting the position of Residence Manager at the League School of Greater Boston. He proudly volunteered for the Special Olympics as a coach in track and basketball and as an advocate for college students with autism. Matthew joined PSA as a member of the board in 2016.