Veteran Outreach Coordinator from the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs for the County of San Diego
Timothy Mathues was the Veteran Outreach Coordinator from the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs for the County of San Diego California from 2014 until 2019.
Tim is a US Marine Corps Vietnam Combat Veteran.
From 1999 until 2004, Tim was CEO of Mathues Executive Search, an executive search firm that worked exclusively with the Venture Capital and Investment Banking community helping to build early investment companies.
In 2004, Tim sold Mathues Executive Search to Kineticom, Inc., of San Diego and spent the better part of 2 years building that search practice. From 2006 until 2013, Tim worked as an HR consultant for several software, IT, Manufacturing and consulting firms in the San Diego area, again developing hiring initiatives for diversity and women programs. In 2014, Tim was hired at the County of San Diego initially to be a Senior Human Resources Analyst and shortly after, was asked to become the first Veteran Outreach Coordinator. Most of his duties comprised of developing hiring initiatives for Diversity, Women, College and Veteran programs.
Tim has spent the better part of 30 years working on hiring programs related to diversity and minority programs for his clients and at the County of San Diego. He interfaces with local, state and federal agencies as well as all military bases throughout the county developing employment and hiring programs.
Tim is a Live Well San Diego Champion; promoting the County vision of a Safe, Healthy and Thriving community. Tim is also the communications committee chairman for the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce which developed the 5-year strategic plan for the County of San Diego, a program that he has been passionate about for the past 30 years.
While in Human Resources, Tim was instrumental in having the County of San Diego become the first municipality in the United States to become a member of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, an organization founded by the US Department of Defense whose sole purpose is to hire military spouses as well as veterans.
During 2018, Tim developed and participated in 263 Veteran outreach events speaking to more than 17,000 active-duty service men and women as well as their families regarding benefits from the U S Department of Veterans Affairs. Tim is an accredited Veteran Service Representative thru the US Veterans Administration. He continues to volunteer with the County of San Diego Sheriff’s departments Veterans Moving Forward program that require him to hold classes at the Vista Detention facility and is a monthly speaker with the California Department of Veterans Affairs CALTAP program that takes him to the 4 main military bases throughout the County speaking to transitioning service men and women regarding Federal and State veterans benefits.
Tim is also a Veteran Mentor and is a passionate veterans advocate.