Lucas Public Affairs Grows and Promotes — Adds Account Supervisor, Executive Assistant; Promotes Team Member to Account Executive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lucas Public Affairs (LPA), a leading California public affairs firm, has hired Matt Mahon as an account supervisor and Ally Sperbeck as executive assistant, and has promoted Jordan Stout to account executive.


Matt MahonJordan Stout, 08-29-18Ally Sperbeck - 08-29-18


Matt brings to the firm over a decade of experience in political communications, media relations and crisis management. His proven record of developing and implementing strategic communications plans for complex, controversial issues in the Legislature will further solidify LPA as a premier California public affairs firm.

“These changes reflect our commitment to broaden our expertise and continually strengthen our capacity to deliver great work for our clients,” said Donna Lucas, president and CEO. “Matt’s experience working in and around the Legislature makes him a valuable resource for our clients as they navigate California’s political and policy landscape.”

Before joining LPA, Matt served as press secretary for the Assembly Republican Caucus, where he directed the caucus’s communications team and served on its senior staff. He also served as an on-the-record spokesperson for the Assembly Republican leader and provided media training to legislators. Previously, he spent several years with West Coast Advisors Public Affairs, focusing on Central Valley water issues, and Edelman Public Relations, focusing on crisis management and grassroots communications.

Jordan has been with the firm since January 2017 and previously worked at the California Department of Social Services. In his new role, he is increasing his level of responsibility in managing and contributing to the success of clients in a range of industries, including health care, education, travel and tourism, and energy.

Ally provides day-to-day administrative support and serves as executive assistant to Donna Lucas. Before joining the firm, she handled administrative responsibilities and scheduling at Sockolov & Sockolov Family Practice, a Sacramento medical practice.


Lucas Public Affairs is a leading California public affairs firm that specializes in developing strategic communications to meet clients’ business and policy objectives and in managing high-level reputation, issues management and crisis communications campaigns. LPA works with the state’s leading foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations, businesses and government entities to help them navigate some of the most complex and controversial issues facing California today in health care, education, civic engagement, energy, transportation, insurance, biotechnology, tourism, business and finance, among other areas. At LPA, we are problem solvers who are unequivocally committed to our clients’ success. Learn more at