As Vice President at Cowan Strategies, Mattie Amagai is responsible for formulating and implementing the strategic planning of the organization, managing current client accounts, and identifying and developing new business opportunities.
Mattie spent the past six years at the International Republican Institute, where she managed political party development and governance projects in the former Soviet Union, with a particular focus on Moldova and Belarus. In this capacity she worked closely with IRI offices in Chisinau, Vilnius and Warsaw to implement international projects and brings to Cowan Strategies a background in program management, budgeting, government relations in the U.S. and abroad, proposal writing and monitoring and evaluation.
Mattie has also helped to arrange and participated in election observation missions in Ukraine, as well as having observed multiple elections in Moldova. Previous to joining IRI she served on two U.S. presidential campaigns and participated in the Women's Campaign School at Yale. She graduated from Bowdoin College in 2008 with degrees in Government/International Relations and Russian Language.