As the Senior White House Advisor at the State Department, Matt advised the U.S. Secretary of State and was engaged on issues including North Korea, immigration reform, defeating ISIS, and ensuring religious freedom. Later he helped lead the $6 billion United States’ global HIV program (PEPFAR) which has saved over 15 million lives and led to 2.6 million babies being born HIV-free. In that role, he engaged world leaders, faith-based organizations, and the private sector to enhance outcomes, while working to secure unanimous, bi-partisan support in Congress to re-authorize this life-saving program. Matt also spearheaded efforts to bring humanitarian assistance to the people suffering under the socialist regime in Venezuela, a country he lived in briefly during his childhood.
Before serving in President Trump’s State Department, Mowers advised Republican leaders including as a senior official for the historic Trump-Pence Presidential campaign, and as Executive Director of the New Hampshire Republican Party.
An Eagle Scout raised in a middle-class home valuing hard work over handouts, Matt worked full time while earning his degree from Rutgers University.
Matt’s mom was a bartender and Dad was a construction worker, who worked as a diver on the construction of the Seabrook Power Plant. His father’s job took their family all over the country and the world.
Matt and his wife Cassie live in Bedford.