Amanda Bevis is the principal of Red Hills Strategies, overseeing all client projects.
She puts an emphasis on targeting and messaging, ensuring that the efforts successfully reach the target audience and that the messages will effectively resonate with the target audience.
As part of Red Hills, her clients include future Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Tampa General Hospital, TECO Energy, Florida Retail Federation and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.
Prior to launching Red Hills, Amanda was communications strategist for Adam Putnam for Governor and Deputy Chief of Staff to Commissioner Putnam at the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Amanda’s experience in the field of communications spans nearly 20 years. She’s been a part of statewide campaigns and major corporations. While at global public relations firm Powell Tate | Weber Shandwick, Amanda’s work for clients like Pepsi and MasterCard earned national recognition from PRSA and SABRE.
Amanda studied political science at Vanderbilt University and started her career working on President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign and later as a press aide in the White House.
She and her husband, Brewster, have three sons and two four-legged daughters.
Julie Fazekas is the director at Red Hills Strategies, overseeing project management, event planning and client reporting. She brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience in event planning and grassroots outreach.
Julie joined Red Hills Strategies from the Florida Hospital Association, where she oversaw political fundraising activity.
A native of Lakeland, she’s spent much of her career traveling the state of Florida, organizing grassroots events, fundraising receptions and marketing campaigns
Julie earned her degree in marketing from the University of Florida and is a member of Florida Blue Key. She is also an aspiring “gourmand” who enjoys cheering on the Florida Gators, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Madison Dorval is the project coordinator at Red Hills Strategies. She lends her skills to write on behalf of clients, tracks and reports media coverage and analyzes social content.
Madison has held various positions with elected officials in Florida and Washington, D.C., including Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, and most recently, U.S. Representative Phil Roe.
As the Legislative Correspondent for Congressman Roe of Tennessee, Madison learned the key components to effective public policy communications. She managed an entire constituent mail program that received over 1,000 correspondences a week and drafted the strategic policy responses on behalf of Cong. Roe. Her knowledge brings a unique perspective to the team.
Madison was born in Houston, Texas, and later moved to Tampa, Florida. Madison earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University. She currently lives in Tallahassee, where she is an active member at City Church and enjoys baking and the outdoors.