Matthew Coughlin, Assistant County Administrator
Matthew Coughlin serves as the assistant county administrator. In his role, he oversees Corrections
, Facilities Management
, Building Services
and Public Safety
Before joining the county in July 2017, Coughlin served as the assistant director of the Pensacola International Airport, where he was responsible for the daily management of the Small Hub FAA part 139 certified airport, with a $26 million budget. Prior to his time with the city, he had a successful 24-year career as a Naval officer and aviator. His final tour was as Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s base commanding officer from 2011 to 2014.
A native of Greenfield, Massachusetts, Coughlin holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Western New England University, a Master of Science in management from the Naval Post Graduate School and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the National Defense University.