Staff

Frank LoMonte

Executive Director

Frank LoMonte, Executive DirectorFrank LoMonte joined SPLC in January 2008 after practicing law with Atlanta-based Sutherland LLP and clerking for federal judges on the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Before law school, LoMonte was an award-winning investigative journalist and political columnist for daily newspapers in Florida and Georgia. LoMonte graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a senior editor of the Georgia Law Review. His articles about the First Amendment and media-law topics have been widely published in Education Week, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the American University Law Review, the University of North Carolina First Amendment Law Review, and in many other outlets. Contact Frank

Stephanie Leibert

Project Coordinator

Stephanie Leibert, Project CoordinatorStephanie Leibert has made it her life’s mission to empower young women and ensure their voices are heard. She is excited to be joining Active Voice after years of mentoring current college students and young alum of her alma mater, Barnard College of Columbia University in New York. Leibert graduated magna cum laude with from Barnard in 2004 with honors in Political Science. After graduation, Leibert accepted a full-tuition Fellowship to Hofstra Law School where she graduated cum laude and served as editor of the Family Law Review, and graduated with the prestigious honor as Distinguished Scholar in the Field of Constitutional Law. After three years practicing corporate litigation, Leibert enrolled in a Masters of Teaching Program where she graduated summa Cum laude and first in her class. With three years of litigation experience and over six years working in public high school education, she is thrilled to be a part of Active Voice.Contact Stephanie

Shea Smith

Shea Smith

Summer Outreach Intern

Shea Smith is a senior at the University of Oklahoma, where she studies journalism and human relations. She has most recently worked as a digital-web intern at KOCO Channel 5 in Oklahoma, as a contributing political reporter for the Huffington Post and she is approaching her fourth year as a staff writer for The Odyssey. For the past two years, Shea has been involved with OU Nightly, the universities’ student-run newscast, and Sooner Sports Pad. Her interests include free speech, censorship and politics. Contact Shea

Holly Speck

Holly Speck

Summer Outreach Intern

Holly Speck is a senior at the University of Richmond, where she studies journalism and anthropology. She most recently worked for Richmond Magazine as a social media and editorial intern, where she live tweeted stories, managed social media content, and produced original stories. Previously, she interned with The New York Times reporter, Ian Urbina, as a research and social media intern for his series The Outlaw Ocean, which focused on ocean law and human rights. Holly co-started the first broadcast journalism club at her university – Arachnomedia, and is very intent on exploring how digital media can produce immediate and interesting forms of content. Her interests include student journalism and activism, freedom of speech and how social media can effectively be used as an instrument for social changes.Contact Holly