Lawrence Mason III
A native New Orleanian and service-driven communications practitioner, Lawrence Mason III brings experience in speechwriting, strategic messaging and storytelling that centers the narratives of communities that have been forced to bear the brunt of systemic disadvantages and disinvestment.
Lawrence rejoins the Spitfire team after departing for Color of Change, where he served as a senior project manager in the president’s office. While there, he filled a multi-faceted “project fixer” role, including behind-the-scenes communications support and process development that supported campaigns addressing mis/disinformation, attacks on Black history and Critical Race Theory (CRT), event coordination, and more.
During his first stint at Spitfire, he provided thought partnership and supported media relations, research, event coordination, community outreach, and content development across issues, including education access, criminal justice reforms, and corporate climate accountability. Before joining Spitfire, Lawrence gained grassroots experience working at nonprofits like College Track, Ride New Orleans, and TransForm. Beyond the nonprofit sector, his experience includes years of work translating and crafting messaging in community-facing roles and political correspondence – including service in the Obama administration. Through all his experiences, he has developed a commitment to using communication as a tool to center the voices and dreams of young leaders and Black people – particularly in the South.
In recent years, Lawrence obtained various professional certifications in project management, conflict resolution, and more. He also earned his B.A. in mass communication (print journalism) with a minor in political science at the University of Louisiana. Outside of work, he finds peace and restoration in family time, music, festivals, digital photography, podcasts, and old speeches on YouTube.