About

The Compass Strategies team has worked at the highest levels of local, state and federal government and politics. We offer unparalleled expertise and leadership in lobbying, communications, public affairs, media relations, campaign management and consulting, public relations, crisis management, political advising, and much more.

Our team will apply our expertise, experience, and connections to accomplish your goals. We will help you find the right direction and stay the course with you until we achieve success.

Kelsey B. Lundy
Managing Partner
Kelsey Lundy has over 20 years of government relations experience at all levels of government. She has successfully navigated her clients through difficult and controversial legislative and regulatory issues relating to banking and finance, state budgeting, health insurance, labor/management, healthcare and healthcare professions and public pension systems. Her practice areas include health insurance, health care, higher education, tax policy, state budgeting, public pension systems and law enforcement. She previously served as a senior government relations advisor with Williams & Associates for 10 years in Phoenix. Lundy has also served as Director of Legislative Relations with the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce and as Director of Community Affairs with the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Lundy served as an intern for the Arizona House of Representatives, the Office of Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods and the Office of U.S. Senator John McCain.
Sean Noble
Partner
Sean Noble is a pioneer in independent expenditure campaigns and an expert in developing and implementing policy and political strategies. Noble worked for a decade as chief of staff to Congressman John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), and along the way he became the go-to campaign advisor for conservatives and conservative issues from his home state of Arizona to Washington, D.C. In 2009-2010, he developed and implemented a national strategy to fight against a government takeover of healthcare and later managed independent expenditure campaigns in more than 75 Congressional districts, assisting in the 2010 Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2012, he managed a $300 million year-long issue advocacy and independent expenditure effort that focused on more than a dozen states. Noble has also managed campaigns for Congress, U.S. Senate, Governor, State Legislature, and ballot initiatives.
Adam Deguire
Partner
Adam Deguire has over a decade of experience in managing candidate and issue advocacy campaigns throughout the country. Prior to joining Compass Strategies, Adam served as U.S. Representative Matt Salmon’s Chief of Staff for almost four years, where he gained extensive knowledge on federal issues and developed key relationships on Capitol Hill. Adam has been a senior political aide for numerous federal, state and local campaigns, including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez’s historic election in 2010. Adam’s political experience also includes positions as Executive Director and GOTV Director for two different state Republican Party committees. In addition, Adam previously worked at the Republican National Committee and College Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. In 2016, Adam served as Campaign Manager for the ballot initiative campaign that successfully defeated recreational marijuana in Arizona, as well as General Consultant for Congressman Andy Biggs’ winning campaign. Adam also assists Compass Strategies’ congressional and federal affairs operations where he serves clients with federal legislative needs. In 2017, the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) recognized Adam as a “40 under 40” rising star. A native Arizonan and proud Eagle Scout, Adam graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Political Science. He lives in Mesa with his wife, Dawn.
Sara Sparman
Senior Associate
With more than 14 years of government affairs, lobbying, and public policy experience at all levels of Arizona government, Sara Sparman is poised to help Compass Strategies service their clients, which include many of the most recognizable Arizona-based political figures, businesses, and advocacy groups. Sparman, a graduate of Arizona State University, has successfully assisted clients in legislative agenda development, strategic planning, coalition and grassroots development, policy negotiations, and project management. Her areas of expertise include property, casualty, health, and long-term care insurance, workers’ compensation, and other issues affecting municipal governments and professional and trade associations.
Jessie Armendt
Senior Associate
Jessie Armendt has spent the last eight years around the state capitol where she has developed experience in public safety, education, healthcare, liquor law, and animal welfare issues. She is a graduate from Rice University where she received a bachelor of arts in philosophy. Armendt began her lobbying career as the Government Relations Coordinator at Williams and Associates, where she spent two years before moving to Arizona Governmental Affairs as a Director. Before entering into the policy realm, she spent a year in a philosophy Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland and then returned to Arizona to work as a behavioral therapist for children with autism.
Alexandria Mendoza
Associate
Alexandria Mendoza found her passion for politics volunteering for Governor Doug Ducey’s winning 2014 campaign. She worked for two years at the Arizona House of Representatives as a legislative page before joining the Compass Strategies team. Mendoza has worked on three successful statewide campaigns in Arizona and spent time in Washington, D.C. as a Capitol Scholar while also working for DC London. Mendoza is a graduate from Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors college, where she received a degree in political science and a minor in public service and public policy. She distinguished herself during her college career as a Dean’s Investments Scholar, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences student leader, and New American University Scholar.
Denise Stecker
Office Manager
Before joining Compass Strategies, Denise Stecker spent more than 20 years working in Arizona as a legal administrator. Her work in that area involved assisting attorneys in all aspects of their cases, including preparing for trials and working closely with law firm clients, Arizona government employees, and members of the public. During a legal hiatus, Denise worked for a large lighting company in the Phoenix area for three years, managing the customer service department. Within a year, Denise was instrumental in increasing their JD Power customer service rating from 46.5 percent to 98 percent. Denise has three children, and in her spare time she likes to exercise, hike, and bake. Most of all, she loves to spend time with her family.