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 Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, Florida Department of Education, Tampa General Hospital, TECO Energy, Simply Healthcare and Florida Retail Federation.
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.
Brittany Morgan Clark is the Creative Director at Red Hills Strategies. As a professional graphic designer, photographer and videographer, she contributes to all things creative across client projects, including concept development, branding, graphic design, and photo and video production.
Brittany previously served in various creative positions with the State of Florida, including at the Governor's Office and the Florida Department of Education. Over her time with the state, she led a variety of creative projects and partnered with many agencies to develop their creative content. She also worked on the creative aspects of key initiatives like First Lady Casey DeSantis' Hope for Healing Florida.
Born and raised in Florida, Brittany attended the University of Central Florida where she has dual degrees in Graphic Design and Public Relations. When she's not photographing a wedding on the weekend, she enjoys traveling, crafting and being active.
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 North Carolina with her husband, Ethan, and their daughter, Quinn. Madison is active in her church, and she enjoys spending time outdoors and baking cakes for friends' birthdays.
Leigh Bradford McGowan is a director at Red Hills Strategies, leading communications initiatives on behalf of clients in health care, government and agriculture. She brings a wealth of experience in communications from her more than 12 years in corporate, nonprofit and state government.
Leigh joined Red Hills Strategies from FloridaCommerce, formerly the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, where she served as press secretary for the Office of Communications and External Affairs. During her more than four years at the state agency, Leigh played a role in communications to promote the Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) and in support of rural broadband expansion.
Prior to moving to Florida, Leigh managed communications for nonprofits and trade associations in Louisiana and Alabama. She started her career in communications working for YellaWood.
Leigh graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in communications and information sciences. She and her husband, James, have a daughter and a four-legged son.
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.
Jessie Werner serves as a director at Red Hills Strategies, leading initiatives on behalf of clients in education, energy, technology and natural resources.
With nearly two decades of experience, Jessie is a problem solver and a creative communicator, building strong, productive relationships with our clients to deliver their messages with genuine impact.
Before joining our team, Jessie held the position of director of communications, public relations and go-to-market strategy for a national technology consultancy, where she focused on in-house brand development, public relations, and strategic messaging for a wide range of technology solutions.
Prior to her venture into the private sector, Jessie served as the vice president of public affairs for the Florida Ports Council. For nearly four years, she managed the Council’s marketing and communication efforts and supported the advancement of state policy on seaport improvement and economic development.
Jessie’s career in communications began in the field of higher education, where she worked for a national association that supported private higher education, advocating for their collective interests at the federal level.
A native of Kentucky, Jessie graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in integrated strategic communications. She and her husband live in Tallahassee and are the proud parents of two boys.