A native of Southeast Ohio, Mr. Matheney worked in the coal industry from 1976 to 1993. After leaving the coal industry, he served as a consultant for the Ohio Coal Association and the National Mining Association, working on coal issues with various elected officials in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. He also handled coal and energy issues for Americans for Prosperity.
In addition to his industry and consulting experience, Mr. Matheney also served as County Commissioner for Morgan County, Ohio from 1983 to 1991. In 2016, he joined the Trump presidential campaign, where he managed 11 counties in Southeast Ohio.