CA Names New President/CEO Shawn MacInnes

After a months-long recruitment effort and interview process, Columbia Association (CA) is pleased to announce Shawn MacInnes as the new President/CEO for the organization. MacInnes will start his position on June 17.

MacInnes has worked in high-level leadership positions in municipal government for more than 20 years, most recently as a town administrator on the south coast of Massachusetts. MacInnes started his career as an engineer with the Maryland State Highway Administration. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s in business administration with expertise in operational efficiencies, finance, information technology and customer service. MacInnes enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter, boating, playing hockey and participating in the Pan Mass Challenge each year to raise money for cancer research.

Interim President/CEO Dennis Mattey will remain in his position until the start of MacInnes’ tenure. Mattey has served in the interim position since February 2023 and has been with CA for 50 years, holding a wide variety of leadership roles. Most recently, Mattey was Vice President of Community Operations, overseeing CA’s commitment to open space maintenance, sustainability efforts,
event logistics and real estate services. He plans to retire once he leaves the organization in June.