Matt Moore, 36, is a partner at First Tuesday Strategies who served as Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party from 2013-2017, the state party’s most successful four-year cycle in history. He was the youngest state chair in either major political party for most of his two terms. In late 2016, his name appeared on the short list of candidates to lead the Republican National Committee.
Most recently, Moore has worked as partner at First Tuesday Strategies, which recently helped to elect the first millennial Congressman from the South and re-elect the region’s only gay Republican state legislator. Moore has continued to use his influence to push the Republican Party towards a more diverse, inclusive, and innovative future, particularly on the issue of renewable energy as honorary Chairman of the Palmetto Conservative Solar Coalition.
Prior to twice being elected S.C. Republican Party 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 Republican Governors Association, Deputy Field Director and Software Engineer for the Georgia Republican Party, and Policy Assistant for Governor Sonny Perdue. He was Nikki Haley’s Chief Digital Strategist in her shocking 2010 primary victory. Matt has guided hundreds of winning political and grassroots campaigns.
Moore was raised in rural Tifton, Georgia where his first paying job at just 16 was in a local computer repair shop. 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, “The Economic Impact of South Carolina’s 2012 Republican Presidential Primary,” received state and national press coverage for its practical application of economic theory. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and is a passionate advocate for foster and adoption care.