Lisa C. Bonner


Lisa C. Bonner is a founding member and became Managing Partner of Armitage International in March of 2005. From April 2001 until February 2005 she served as a Special Assistant in the office of Richard L. Armitage during his tenure as Deputy Secretary of State under the leadership of Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.

While at the State Department, Ms. Bonner held a wide range of responsibilities in the Deputy Secretary’s office including the East Asia Pacific portfolio where she traveled extensively with the Deputy Secretary and helped to plan and facilitate trips to countries such as Japan, Australia, China and Korea. As Special Assistant for EAP, Ms. Bonner was in charge of briefing the Deputy Secretary on issues of interest and concern in the region and preparing him for and attending all meetings with officials from inside and outside of government.

Ms. Bonner also served as liaison for all of Mr. Armitage’s media interviews as well as speaking events and public appearances locally, nationally and internationally. Also within Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, she followed issues pertaining to Education and Cultural Affairs as well as International Information Programs.

Over the course of her time at the State Department, Ms. Bonner also covered Global Affairs issues focusing on the bureaus of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and Population, Refugees and Migration. She also followed Legislative Affairs and Management issues for the Deputy Secretary.

Prior to government service, Ms. Bonner acted as Executive Assistant to Mr. Armitage at his former company, Armitage Associates as well as Office Manager to the firm from April 1997 through March 2001. Earlier in her career she was employed as Executive Assistant at Capital One, Inc. from December 1996 until April 1997 as well as Executive Assistant to the President of InterOffice Management, Inc. from July 1995 until December 1996.

Ms. Bonner attended Frostburg State University and graduated in December 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a Minor in Political Science.

She was awarded the Department of State Superior Honor Award in January 2005 and a Merit Award from the Secretary of State in February 2002.