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Peggy Jean Matthews, American human resource manager. Named Outstanding Professional Woman of Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1992.


Matthews, Peggy Jean was born on June 22, 1945 in Ashville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Samuel Clarence and Louise (Jordan) Riley.


Bachelor, Old Dominion University, 1967. Associate of Arts in Human Resources, Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake, Virginia, 1972.


Accounting assistant Landmark Communication, Norfolk, Virginia, 1968-1973. Personnel manager Plasser American Corporation, Chesapeake, 1973-1983. Assistant to president American Business Systems, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1984.

Personnel analyst Southeastern Virginia Training Center, Chesapeake, 1986-1987. Human resources manager Copy Data Group, Virginia Beach, since 1987. Chairman advisory board member Virginia Employment Commission, Chesapeake, 1980.

Bd member OPTIMA Health Insurance, Virginia Beach, 1990-1991, advisory board member, since 1992.


President Chesapeake General Hospital Auxiliary, 1983. Board directors Public Library. System, Chesapeake, since 1987.

Chairman Neptune Festival Parade, Virginia Beach, 1990. Member finance committee, co-chairperson volunteer committee Chesapeake Jubilee, 1991-1992, member steering committee, 1993-1994. Organizer City Council re-election campaign, 1994.

Member American Management Association, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (Women's Division Board directors, 1985), Greenbrier Country Club, Great Swim & Racquet Club, Chesapeake Tennis Association (organizer 1985), Human Resource Managers Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tennis.


Married Howell Lee Matthews, November 16. 1963; children: Howell Lee Junior, Samuel Mark.