By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY—Suzanne Webb and Sharon Wheeler have formed a new consulting firm in Montgomery. W2 Strategies, LLC, will specialize in political and media consulting. Together, the team has over 50 years experience in government and campaigns, public and corporate affairs, including business and law.
Their backgrounds include, state and federal legislative processes, implementing legislative and communication strategies, as well as leading cross-functional teams, building coalitions, and managing the creative process.
“Webb and Wheeler specialize in making complex issues clear and compelling. They have created successful legislative and advocacy initiatives to persuade, educate and activate lawmakers, voters and other constituencies,” according to their Monday press release.
Webb’s most recent position was in the office of Alabama Attorney General. She served as Director of Governmental and Public Affairs for 13 years, under three administrations. She also served as Assistant to the State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (Alabama NFIB), as well as Assistant Executive Director for the Alabama Library Association. Her campaign experience includes working on two to elect Bill Pryor as Attorney General.
Wheeler’s experience includes ten years as Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel to the Senate Pro Tem’s Office, Chief of Staff in US Congress. She also served as Alabama Power’s communications and external affairs strategist, as well as Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Since 1988, she has worked on multiple campaigns including Ron Spark’s 2010 bid for Governor. Since 1995, she has been a member of the Alabama State Bar.