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Sarah P. Sonnenberg

Director of Government Relations (non-attorney)
Raleigh, NC
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Sarah Sonnenberg is a Director of Government Relations in Williams Mullen’s Government Relations Group. Sarah provides advocacy, lobbying and government relations services for companies and organizations before North Carolina’s General Assembly and state executive agencies. She assists clients in navigating issues within both the legislative and executive branches of government in North Carolina to help clients achieve their goals. Sarah works with clients to develop advocacy strategies to advance their policy agenda and advises clients on political activity.

She also is responsible for legislative and policy research, client communications, legislative staff communications, bill tracking, legislative and regulatory committee monitoring, and lobbyist and principal compliance.

Sarah serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Professional Lobbyist Association. She graduated from the NC Institute of Political Leadership as part of the Class of 2023.

Prior to joining Williams Mullen, Sarah was a lobbyist for the South Carolina Association of REALTORS® (SCR) in Columbia, S.C., where she directed lobbying activities before the South Carolina General Assembly, state agencies and business coalitions. During her time at SCR, Sarah managed the Issues Mobilization Fund, contributed to the weekly member newsletter, and advocated for the successful passage of real estate licensing reform.

She has also worked as a legislative and political affairs assistant at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in Arlington, Va., where she managed communication between FMI members and FMI’s government relations department on key issues impacting the supermarket industry and business community, including those relating to health care, tax reform, interchange and food safety.

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College where she was the recipient of the Departmental Honor Award for Humanities. While in college, she interned in the Office of Senator Lindsey Graham in Washington D.C.

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Professional Lobbyist Association - Board of Directors