Lee Griffo is the president and founder of the Iona Moon family of companies, including Iona Moon, LLC and Iona Moon, Ltd.

Lee provides oversight and executive guidance over all Iona Moon operations. With over 28 years in marketing, public relations, capital attraction, business development and corporate management, Lee provides strategic growth planning, business development, government and industry liaison services, capture planning, proposal management, alliance building and executive guidance to her clients around the world. Lee makes a strong and lasting first impression, and is well-respected among the Navy community and inside the “beltway” as a trusted agent.

Lee is a member of the NAVAIR Small Business Roundtable and was founding co-chair of the SeaPort-e Process Improvement Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of Women in Defense, the Marketing and Development Committee of Leadership Southern Maryland and is an active member of the National Contract Management Association, the Navy League, the National Defense Industry Association, The Marine Corps Association and Foundation and the Marine Corps Aviation Association.

Lee is a graduate of the 2011 Class of Leadership Southern Maryland and has been involved in working groups with Navy leadership to improve communications between DoD and industry. An outspoken small business advocate, she is frequently called upon by the press for her insights into current events and issues impacting small business in the Federal sector.

Lee founded Iona Moon in 2004 having previously served as Managing Partner of CPR, a San Diego-based public, media and investor relations firm providing communication and growth strategies for international public companies. Lee has directed U.S. operations for an international brokerage firm, served as senior adviser to the boards of professional and industry associations, developed major media crisis-communication strategies and served at the director level in senior military education. An entrepreneur and passionate private industry advocate, Lee stays on top of industry happenings and involved in the tough conversations. 

Lee lives in Leonardtown, Maryland with her husband, Frank Griffo.