Linda C. Sonnonstine Spery, APR
52 Cato Lane
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-7892

Linda Sonnonstine Spery is a public relations, marketing, and development professional with diverse experience in strategic public relations, marketing communications, advertising, public affairs, development, and community relations. She has been a consultant to or served in management positions for numerous nonprofit and corporate organizations on both the east and west coasts, with a primary focus on the arts, retail, real estate, and tourism.

An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), she founded Sonnonstine Public Relations in Los Angeles in 1992 and managed the firm until 2006 when she joined the senior staff of the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California as director of planning and marketing. She relinquished that position to move to the East Coast and join the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket island in Massachusetts in 2007 to head public relations and development for the nonprofit organization. Founded in 1902, the Association celebrates the legacy of astronomer, librarian, and educator Maria Mitchell, one of Nantucket’s most famous residents.

She currently is providing public relations, marketing, and development services to nonprofit and corporate clients and is serving as seasonal gallery manager at galleryblue on Nantucket. She was most recently director of development for the Nantucket Arts Council and provided communications consulting services to the town of Nantucket. Active in the Nantucket community as a yearlong resident with her husband, Craig Spery, she is a member of the PR committee for the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce, the Nantucket Historical Association, the Maria Mitchell Association, the Nantucket Arts Council, and the Nantucket Unitarian Church. Nationally she is a member of the American Association of Museums and president of the board of directors of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Foundation.

To contact Linda Sonnonstine Spery regarding consulting services, call (508) 228-7892 or send an e-mail to

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