FTS promotes Matt Orr to Vice President
07 . 26 . 21
Columbia, S.C. – First Tuesday Strategies (FTS), South Carolina’s premier campaign, public affairs, and public relations firm, has promoted Matt Orr to Vice President of Public Affairs.
“Matt Orr has played an integral role in growing FTS’ award-winning public affairs practice,” said Senior Partner Luke Byars. “His promotion is recognition of the world-class services that we continue to offer clients.”
Orr joined FTS in March 2020 and previously served as the firm’s Director of Public Affairs. In addition to managing the firm’s public affairs business, Orr serves as State Director for Conservatives for Clean Energy South Carolina. Prior to joining FTS, Orr worked in communications and public affairs roles for Attorney General Alan Wilson at the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, for Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman at the South Carolina Department of Education, and served as Press Secretary for the South Carolina Republican Party (SCGOP) under Chairman Matt Moore.
“I am proud to lead the most innovative public affairs team in the Palmetto State,” said Orr. “From Columbia, throughout the Southeast, and to our nation’s capital, our team is solving complex challenges across many industries. We will keep delivering results for our clients.”
First Tuesday Strategies’ leadership team is comprised of Senior Partner Luke Byars, who served as State Director for U.S. Senator Jim DeMint and as Executive Director of SCGOP. Managing Partner Matt Moore served as Chairman of the SCGOP from 2013-2017 and served as State Director for U.S. Senator Tim Scott following two years of service as Executive Director of SCGOP.
Since the firm’s founding in 2008, FTS has won dozens of industry honors, including a 2020 national public affairs award for “Best Use of Social Media” and a 2021 award for the best “Get Out the Vote” Mail piece in the nation.
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