THE WINMATT GROUP
Meet the Team
Brandon Dillon has over 20 years of success in public policy and political advocacy. A West Michigan native, Dillon served as Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party from 2015-2019 and led the party to historic wins up and down the ballot in 2018. In 2010, Dillon was elected to three terms as a State Representative from Grand Rapids, where he served on the Appropriations Committee, specializing in health care, education and regulatory issues.
Prior to his experience as a legislator, Dillon served two terms as a Kent County Commissioner, and worked as Chief of Staff for a Michigan State Senator. Dillon began his professional career with an award winning direct mail firm, working with campaigns at the local, state and national level. Brandon Dillon is a graduate of Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College and Northeastern University.
Scott Bowen brings a diverse and extensive background in public policy and public affairs to the WinMatt Group. A former Grand Rapids City Commissioner, District Judge and high ranking state official, Bowen’s extensive knowledge of local and state government is second to none.
From 2005-2017, Bowen served Governors of both political parties as Director of the Office of State Employer and Commission for the Michigan Bureau of Lottery. An attorney, Bowen began his career as a special assistant general for the Michigan Department of Transportation and served as judge of the 62 A District Court in Wyoming from 2002-2005. Prior to his judicial appointment, Bowen was elected to two terms on the Grand Rapids City Commission, serving as president in 1999. Bowen earned his law degree from the University of Detroit Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.
Kate DeVries brings a broad range of policy and political experience to WinMatt. Most recently, she managed a variety of legislative and regulatory issues as staff for a state representative . Prior to her tenure as legislative staff, Kate worked in child health advocacy, and for a major magazine publisher where she managed over 70 advertising clients.
She also brings extensive campaign communication and design experience to the group. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Political Science from Florida State University. Kate lives in East Grand Rapids with her family.