Leon Lawrence III

Design Director

As NACo's Design Director, Leon Lawrence III is in charge of branding and driving the design vision for NACo. He is responsible for providing a focused design communications strategy that propels the association's goals forward while managing a staff that provides all print materials and support for digital communications.

Prior to NACo, Leon held the position of design director for GANNETT/USA WEEKEND magazine, art director for USA TODAY/Open Air magazine, and designer for USA TODAY newspaper. He came to GANNETT after serving as art director of Emerge magazine for Black Entertainment Television. Leon holds a BFA with an emphasis on graphic design from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.  Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.