Torrie Miller Matous

Torrie Miller Matous is the director of the Office of External Affairs, which advances the Board's communications, government relations, and outreach efforts. The office includes a new liaison for investors, audit committees, and preparers who will further assist the Board in achieving the transparency and accessibility goals outlined in its strategic plan.

Prior to joining the PCAOB, Ms. Matous served as chief of staff for Congressman Martha Roby (R-Ala.), where she was her top adviser and led all policy, communications, and political strategy activities since March 2017. 

 From 2014 to 2017, she was the communications director for Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), also serving as majority or minority communications director for several of his committees during that time – the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and the Committee on Rules and Administration.

 Ms. Matous worked for Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) from 2009 to 2014, rising to communications director in 2011. From 2013 to 2014, she also served as communications director for the House Committee on Rules, which is chaired by Congressman Sessions.

 Ms. Matous earned her B.A. in Political Science and her B.A. in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs with honors from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.