Lon Anderson is Staff Director of Public & Government Relations for AAA Potomac. Anderson directs both Government and public/media relations efforts for AAA Mid-Atlantic, which serves over 3.3 million members from New Jersey to Virginia.
Anderson’s background contains a wealth of experience in both local and national public affairs. Locally, Anderson served as Publisher of the Courier Newspapers in Upper Montgomery County and as Editor of the News Express, a weekly newspaper in Bowie. He also worked as Press Aide for a former Montgomery County Congressman. At Montgomery College, Anderson served as an assistant to the President and Community Relations Coordinator and was recently honored as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.
Anderson served as Chairman of the Board of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), a nationally recognized business/government coalition to fight drunk driving and underage drinking for two years. He also served on the Montgomery County Blue Ribbon Panel on Pedestrian & Traffic Safety and the Transportation Policy Review Task Force in Maryland.
On the national level, Anderson has served as press deputy to two U.S. Secretaries of Education and as Vice President of Public Affairs for a Washington trade association.
A life-long resident of Montgomery County, Anderson currently resides in Silver Spring. Anderson is a graduate of Montgomery College, the University of Maryland, and American University from which he earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration.