Glenn H. Matthews ’59

Glenn H. Matthews ’59 died July 17, 2013, in Wilmot, N.H., of Alzheimer’s disease. He was born on June 28, l937, in Quincy, Mass., and prepared for college at Braintree (Mass.) High School. He was a member of Chi Psi fraternity and a graduate of ROTC. Upon graduation, he served to second lieutenant in the Army. He was hired as a salesman for Prentice Hall Publishing and was named “top salesman” his first year on the job, after which he was promoted to field editor of Harvard, MIT, and Yale. He then moved on to Addison Wesley, where he started the art, music, and humanities program. In 1968, he used his experience to found his own company, College Marketing Group, Inc., and he grew the company from himself, his wife, and five clients to hundreds of employees and more than 3,500 clients worldwide. In 1986, he sold the company, which became known as CMGi. He wrote a regular business column on books and ideas for The New Englander magazine, articles for the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review, and a case study for the Harvard Business School. He was a member of the Harvard Club of Boston and Berkeley Hall Club of Bluffton, S.C. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Gail Thunberg; sons Scott H. Matthews ’84 and Brett Matthews; six grandchildren; and sister Cameron Carroll.

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