Institute of Politics

Matt Gorman

Former Senior Communications Advisor, Tim Scott for America & Communications Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)

  • Office Hours:

    Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30pm &

    Wednesdays, 2-4pm


    *Open to Current UChicago Students

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  • Seminars:

    Wednesdays, 12:30-1:45pm


    *Open to Current UChicago Students

    Seminars

Matt Gorman has advised presidential candidates, members of Congress, and Fortune 50 companies on communications and messaging. He is currently a Vice President at Targeted Victory, a Washington D.C.-based public affairs and digital marketing firm.

A veteran of three presidential campaigns, he most recently served as a senior advisor to Tim Scott for America. Before that, he was the Communications Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), rapid response director and national spokesman for Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign, and an aide to Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign. Gorman also worked for the world’s largest biotech trade association (BIO), helping lead several healthcare advocacy campaigns.

Gorman regularly appears as an analyst on network and cable news programs. A native of Torrington, Connecticut, he is a graduate of Stonehill College and resides in Washington, DC.

Seminars

“Controlling the Message: How Candidates & Their Staff Shape the Narrative, What Works & What Doesn’t”

Behind every candidate are key staffers who shape the themes and messages; pick out the ties and pins; research policy positions and dole out opposition research; prep their boss for debates, press conferences, donor calls and clean up when things go terribly wrong. Winter IOP Pritzker Fellow Matt Gorman has served in numerous roles in Republican politics, most recently as a senior advisor and spokesman for Senator Tim Scott during his White House run. Matt will give a comprehensive, spirited behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be a campaign communicator in today’s political landscape.

Seminars are off-the-record & open to current UChicago students only.

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