NP Strategy grows Alabama team with public affairs professional

July 17, 2023

NP Strategy, a strategic communications firm providing crisis, media and public relations assistance, welcomes Lee Bonner to its Mobile, Alabama office. Bonner, a seasoned government affairs professional, joins NP Strategy team after spending seven years in Washington D.C. working in government relations.

“In less than 30 days we’ve added two colleagues in Alabama,” said Heather (Hoopes) Matthews, CEO of NP Strategy. “Lee’s unique background in the political arena and network of contacts will allow us to expand our reach and service to clients across our 10-state footprint.”

Most recently, Bonner served as the Deputy Director of Scheduling for Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, a role she accepted after joining McCarthy’s team in December 2018. During her tenure with Speaker McCarthy, Bonner assisted with a wide range of projects from organizing meetings with international dignitaries in the US and abroad to representing the Speaker on the 59th Presidential Inauguration Committee in 2021.

“Alabama is ripe with opportunity and I am excited to play a key role in this new phase of growth for NP Strategy,” said Lee Bonner. “I look forward to utilizing my relationships and tapping into my areas of expertise as I join this dynamic, growing public relations team.”

Bonner will work in tandem with NP Strategy and its parent company Maynard Nexsen as a Specialist on the law firm’s Government Affairs team.

Bonner earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. She is an active contributor to Washington, D.C. charities and serves as the Treasurer for Taste of the South, a non-profit organization dedicated to charity fundraising. Bonner previously served as the Director of Events for the Alabama State Society, a casual gathering of several hundred Alabama natives residing in Washington, D.C.

Reach Lee Bonner at [email protected].



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