Jayson Matthews is currently the Director of Ending Hunger for the Valley of the Sun United Way and has been with the organization since September 2014. Before coming to the Valley of the Sun United Way, Jayson started his service with the City of Tempe in 2002 as Management Intern for the Tempe City Manager and was the Executive Assistant to Former Tempe Mayor Neil Guiliano. Beginning in 2004, he served at Tempe Community Council for eight and half years, rising to the position of Assistant Director and Chief Program Officer. In November 2012, accepted the position of Chief Development Officer for United Food Bank and lead a team that generated approximately $4 million dollars in revenue per year to help feed the hungry in the East Valley and Eastern Arizona. Jayson earned a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Political Science from the University of Arizona in 1999 and a Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University in 2003. He is a fierce advocate for human services and public service and demonstrates this through his volunteer work on various municipal boards, commissions, and nonprofit boards in Phoenix and Tempe including: the Kiwanis Club of Tempe, the Chicanos Por La Causa’s Health and Human Services Advisory Committee, Tempe Transportation Commission, City of Phoenix Commission on Housing and Neighborhoods, the City of Phoenix License Appeals Board, and is the Past-President of both Tempe Leadership and ASU Young Alumni Council. Currently he is the President of the Phoenix Suns Charities 88, a member of the Monarch Council at the Desert Botanical Gardens, and the Development Chair on the Temple Emanuel of Tempe Board of Trustees. In his free time, he enjoys going on adventures with his dear wife and partner Emma and their adorable dog, Daisy.