By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY — US Rep. Martha Roby (R-Alabama) has selected Montgomery-native Torrie Miller Matous to serve as her Chief of Staff, replacing her outgoing Chief of Staff Stephen Boyd.
Roby, who represents Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, announced her decision Monday afternoon. In the new post, Matous will serve as the chief adviser and senior staff member in Roby’s office.
“I’m thrilled to announce that Torrie Miller Matous is coming on board as my new Chief of Staff,” Roby said. “Torrie is an exceptional leader with the right skill set to manage my office and all our various efforts.”
Matous, who most recently served as the communications director for US Rep. Richard Shelby’s personal office, will lead Roby’s 15-member staff team working from the representatives’ offices in Washington, Montgomery, Dothan and Andalusia.
“It is an exciting time for our office,” Roby said. “With new committee responsibilities and the opportunity to work with a unified Republican government, we are in a great position to deliver results on behalf of our State and district. Torrie’s leadership will be essential to empowering my staff to serve the needs of Alabama’s Second District and to advance our commonsense, conservative solutions.”
Before working for Shelby, Matous worked in the office of Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and the House Committee on Rules starting in 2009. She will begin her job in Roby’s office on March 13.
“It is an honor to join Representative Martha Roby’s team that works every day on behalf of the people of Alabama’s Second District,” Matous said. “Our unified government presents a great opportunity for Representative Roby to continue fighting for conservative principles in Washington. I look forward to working with her and am particularly excited to serve my hometown congressional district in this new capacity.”
Matous, who is a native of Montgomery, will replace Roby’s longtime chief of staff Stephen Boyd, who is now working with US Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the US Department of Justice.
“For six years Stephen Boyd led my office and helped me build an organization that truly makes a difference on behalf of those I represent,” Boyd said. “In all, he has more than 12 years of dedicated service to his country and state working in the Alabama congressional delegation. I cannot thank Stephen enough for his extraordinary service and loyal friendship over the years. He will be greatly missed from our office, but we are all very proud of him and excited for this next chapter in his career.”