Torrie Miller Matous Named PCAOB Director of Newly Formed Office of External Affairs

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced today that Torrie Miller Matous has been named director of the newly formed Office of External Affairs.

Ms. Matous will lead the new office, which combines the offices of public affairs, government relations, and outreach and small business liaison. It also will include new liaison staff for the investor and business communities, who will further assist the board in achieving the transparency and accessibility goals outlined in its draft strategic plan.

"Torrie brings deep experience and proven leadership from all areas of communications, government relations, and outreach, and is a welcome addition to our team," said PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke.

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.

"A key objective of the PCAOB's draft strategic plan is to enhance proactive communication with stakeholders," said Ms. Matous. "I look forward to leading the newly formed Office of External Affairs as the board strengthens its external engagement to more effectively fulfill its statutory mandate."

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. with honors from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.