Matt Moore is an award-winning political strategist who served as Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party from 2013-2017. In 2016, his name appeared on the short list of candidates to lead the Republican National Committee.
Prior to twice being elected SCGOP Chairman, Moore served as State Director for U.S. Senator Tim Scott, Executive Director for the S.C. Republican Party, Executive Director for the S.C. Club for Growth, Outreach Director for Governor Mark Sanford, Deputy Political Director for the national Republican Governors Association, Deputy Field Director and Software Engineer for the Georgia Republican Party, and Policy Assistant for Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. He has guided hundreds of winning political and grassroots campaigns, and was a senior advisor to U.S. Congressman William Timmons’ winning 2018 campaign.
In 2019, Moore was named one of the “40 under 40” best campaign professionals in America by the American Association of Political Consultants. In 2020, he was a chief strategist for the S.C. Senate Republican Caucus independent expenditure campaign, which helped to defeat three incumbent Democratic state senators. In 2022, he was a senior advisor to State Rep. Russell Fry’s campaign for Congress, which ultimately defeated a 5-term incumbent U.S. Congressman. Moore also served as a chief strategist on the highly competitive 2022 primary and general election campaigns that elected South Carolina Superintendent of Education Ellen Weaver.
Moore also helps business, nonprofit, and political clients solve complex challenges in Washington and states across the country. With over a decade of experience across all levels of government, he has a unique understanding of federal, state, and local issues. His relationships with elected officials and their staffs are among the best in America. His clients include multiple Fortune 500 companies.
Moore has served as a commentator for Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among other outlets. On June 12, 2014, he earned the New York Times “Quotation of the Day” for describing the power of grassroots activists in the social media era.
Moore was raised in rural Tifton, Georgia. He attended public schools before earning the highest academic scholarship awarded by Georgia Tech, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering with honors and minored in law. Moore attended business school at the University of South Carolina, where in 2014 he earned a master’s degree in economics. His research thesis received state and national press coverage for its practical application of economic theory. He and his wife, Meg, reside in Lexington, South Carolina with their daughter and son.
Georgia Tech, BS, Industrial Engineering (2005); Minor, Law
University of South Carolina, MA, Economics (2014)
Liberty Fellowship (Class of 2018)
Aspen Global Leadership Network
Columbia-Midlands Georgia Tech Alumni Network (Past President)
Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina
Mt. Horeb Church, Lexington, SC