June 27, 2018
Contact: John Murray,

Monument Policy Group Adds Two to support expanding practice

Washington, D.C. - Monument Policy Group is pleased to announce the addition of Melanie Lehnhardt and Kevin Stutman as Legislative & Public Affairs Managers.

Melanie comes to the firm after serving for more than three years in U.S. Senator Jeff Flake’s Washington D.C. office, where she most recently served as Legislative Assistant. During her time working with Sen. Flake, Melanie advised the Senator on financial services, tax, banking, agriculture, and environment issues. Prior to her experience on the Hill, she provided executive and policy support to senior executives at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and interned at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. A native of Arizona, Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.

Kevin joins the team after serving as a legislative and public affairs fellow for the firm. In this capacity, he covered congressional hearings and policy events, researched legislative and policy issues, and drafted collateral for both government relations and public affairs clients, including congressional testimony, op-eds and stump speeches, ‘dear colleague’ letters, press statements, and social media content. Prior to his work at Monument, Kevin supported the teams at FleishmanHillard and Ogilvy Government Relations, where he focused on policy research and new business efforts, strategic communications, and media relations for several technology companies and federal government entities. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania.

“We are excited to have Melanie and Kevin on board,” said Stewart Verdery, CEO and founder of Monument Policy Group. “Both will be an asset to our team and will play an important role increasing our capacity to better serve our current and future clients.”


Monument Policy Group (MPG) is a bipartisan government relations, strategic communications and public affairs consulting firm. We focus on providing our clients the best advice on how to engage effectively in today’s challenging public policy environment.