Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas is a Vice President and Senior Lead Business Execution Consultant with Wells Fargo in the Chief Operating Office. He has been with Wells Fargo since 2011 and is a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP) with the International Association of Risk and Compliance Professionals (IARCP). Matthew is from Botetourt County, Virginia and attended Virginia Western and Roanoke College.

Matthew currently serves on the Wells Fargo Virginia Public Affairs Council and Grant Foundation, the United Way Roanoke Valley Board of Directors chairing the Resource Development Committee and as a member of Audit Committee and Campaign Chair of the UWRV Centennial Campaign, the Board of Directors for CHIP of Roanoke Valley serving as the Legislative Affairs Chair and serves on the Executive Leadership Team for the Roanoke Valley Heart Walk. Previously, he served on the United Way Roanoke Valley’s Emerging Leaders United Steering Committee and is a past member of the United Way’s Community Investment Panel. In 2020, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award, Volunteer of the Year by the United Way of the Roanoke Valley, and in 2023 received United Way’s “Lead United” award. As the past President and board member of the Wells Fargo Roanoke Valley Volunteer chapter, he’s organized volunteers throughout Wells Fargo for many area nonprofits. Matthew is a previous “40 under 40” in the Roanoker Magazine and is a participant in the Leadership Roanoke Valley (LRV) program with the Roanoke Regional Chamber.

 Matthew and his husband Brian, owner of Wine Gourmet and Medmont Mercantile, live in Roanoke County with their son Thomas and two Golden Retrievers, Sonoma and Lodi. Matthew and Brian are previous foster parents through the Roanoke County Department of Social Services and support many area nonprofits advocating for children and families in the Roanoke Valley.

Why CHIP: I choose to serve CHIP of the Roanoke Valley because it aligns with my values, provides meaning and purpose, and allows me to make a difference, helping to strengthen families and support children in the Roanoke Valley. Serving CHIP provides the opportunity to advocate for important causes and effect change, raise awareness, influence public policy, and shape the direction and impact of the organization.