Lawrence Mason III
Senior Account Manager
Lawrence has more than five years of experience in communications and community engagement. He brings a range of expertise in digital communication, speech writing, media relations, and more. Lawrence approaches his work with a collaborative, listen-first approach.
Lawrence joined the Spitfire team as a senior account executive. Based in the San Francisco office, he maintains strong interests in advocacy projects that focus on affordable housing, accessible public transportation, higher education, youth development, and civic engagement. His work ranges from research to digital advocacy and communication.
Before joining Spitfire, Lawrence supported nonprofits like College Track, Ride New Orleans, and TransForm. His passion for social justice and drive to amplify the voices of underserved communities stems from his experience as an intern reporter in Houston where seniors, mostly people of color, were purged from the polls with little time or resources to recover their right to vote. Ever since Lawrence worked to right social wrongs similar to what he saw in Houston.
Lawrence also has experience with constituent engagement and political correspondence on behalf of elected officials and served during the Obama administration. Additionally, he was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Antelope Valley College Communication Studies Day. Ultimately, he hopes to continue work that makes it easier for underserved youth leaders, particularly in the South, to develop their communication skills and be stronger community advocates.
Originally from New Orleans, Lawrence earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communication (print journalism) with a minor in political science at the University of Louisiana. Outside of work, he enjoys listening to podcasts and music from his hometown, reading nonfiction books, writing, and practicing digital photography.