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Mattingly Named Frostburg State University College of Business Alumnus of the Year

Mattingly Named Frostburg State University College of Business Alumnus of the Year
From left are Dr. Tom Bowling, then-interim president of Frostburg State University; College of Business Alumnus of the Year Brian Mattingly; and Dr. Sudhir Singh, interim dean of the College of Business.

The Frostburg State University College of Business has honored Brian Mattingly of Woodbine, Md., as its 2016 Alumnus of the Year.

“I’m truly, truly honored to receive the FSU College of Business Alumnus of the Year award. Frostburg State has meant so much to me. I love the school, the people and the mountains of Western Maryland. Coming back to Frostburg is like coming home,” said Mattingly, originally from Cumberland, upon receiving the honor.

Mattingly earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting in 1983. Afterward, he moved east in search of better job opportunities near Baltimore or Washington, D.C. For eight years, he worked as a controller for a now-defunct excavation company in Prince George’s County, and he spent another year as project manager for a development company in Hyattsville. Since 2007, Mattingly has been sole owner and president of Goldin & Stafford, LLC. He joined the firm only months after its 1992 founding.

“His self-assurance and capacity for hard work were evident very early,” said Dr. Sudhir Singh, interim dean of the College of Business, who presented Mattingly with the honor at the annual College of Business Honors Reception in May. “Word has it that when interviewing for the project manager’s job at his current firm, he told the principals, Goldin and Stafford, that he would one day become their business partner.”

Mattingly’s bold assertion would come true less than a decade later, when he became part-owner of the District-based excavation, demolition and site preparation contracting firm. Through Goldin & Stafford, Mattingly made his mark throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The firm has participated in the construction of buildings on university campuses, hospitals, naval facilities, hotels, office buildings and more.

Mattingly has likewise made his mark at Frostburg. Since 2011, he has served on the FSU Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors. He has frequently given his time to Frostburg’s annual Sloop Institute for Excellence in Leadership, which brings prominent alumni together to share their wisdom with promising students. He praised the faculty he knew as a student and those he has met through his board service.

“As nice as the buildings and rural setting are for this fine university, the number one asset this school has is its faculty. The professors who provided me with my accounting and business foundation were devoted and possessed a comprehensive knowledge of their field.”

Mattingly congratulated the student honorees on their accomplishments and urged them to continue educating themselves throughout their careers.

“Technology is advancing at a staggering rate. Staying updated with the latest advancements is important. In addition, be active in your industries. Get involved in your professional associations. Your network of colleagues will continue to grow, and your career development will be boundless.”

Beyond Mattingly’s time and wisdom, he and his wife, Connie, have also helped Frostburg students financially. In 2012, they established the Brian and Connie Mattingly Presidential Merit Scholarship, an endowed award that supports full-time students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and financial need.

For more information about the FSU College of Business, visit To support the Mattingly scholarship or for information about gifts to benefit Frostburg State University, contact the FSU Foundation at 301-687-4161 or visit

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit or Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.


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