Steve Bonner is SONRI's President and Chief Executive Officer. He has an extensive resume in government, including service as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Compatible Land Use in the Bush and Obama Administrations. Mr. Bonner is a recognized leader in developing partnerships between military bases and communities, having participated in developing the underlying legal authority, program policy; and fostering of partnerships that promote mission and community resilience, produce mutual benefits, generate efficiencies, and lower the cost of doing business. He is also one of the leading practitioners in America for military-community infrastructure resilience and mission assurance, supporting projects in communities and with bases nationwide. In this field he brokered the first-ever Blanket Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) between a military base and a regional government. He also holds the distinction of being the only local government consulting firm in America to successfully broker IGSAs with each of the three (3) Branches of the DoD: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force.
Katy Bonner-Davis is SONRI's Acting Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She has 13+ years of experience in the project management, data analysis, proposal management, contract management, and environmental consulting services (ECS) fields. She is a skilled Project Manager with experience successfully managing complex ECS projects through all lifecycle phases at a wide variety of federal facilities; conducting data analysis, developing trends analyses reports, and managing client SharePoint sites; managing competitive proposal development; and executing contracting and subcontracting actions. Ms. Bonner-Davis is a certified Project Management Professional.
Fred Meurer partners with SONRI as part of the SONRI-Meurer Team. He is the owner of Meurer Municipal Consulting, LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business with a primary focus on assisting military communities and the Installations they host in developing relationships to enhance their common need for critical infrastructure resilience and mission assurance. He was the catalyst for creating the concept of IGSAs with the Military bases in Monterey and partnership agreements between the Cities on the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County, and the State of California for shared public safety and municipal services. He also developed partnerships with the private sector to augment City services. He is currently working as an independent consultant supporting communities in California, Texas, and Oklahoma with community and installation critical infrastructure resilience and mission assurance.
The SONRI-Meurer Team is at the forefront of both national policy development and on-the-ground implementation of the laws and programs that guide and support the relationships and partnerships that local government entities can enjoy with the military installations they host. Fred Meurer, of Meurer Municipal Consulting, quite literally created the gold standard of partnerships between the City of Monterey, CA and U.S. Army Garrison Presidio. Together as the SONRI-Meurer Team, Steve and Fred went on to foster partnerships between the City of Abilene, TX and Dyess Air Force Base and the City of San Antonio, TX and Joint Base San Antonio. In addition, the SONRI-Meurer team helped both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force develop their community partnership programs, after working with the Association of Defense Communities to successfully seek new authority for such programs from Congress.
The SONRI-Meurer Team is the leading organization in America for the administration of Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) Military Installation Resilience Review (MIRR) grants and execution of infrastructure studies funded by those grants. The SONRI-Meurer Team is currently providing grant tracking, administration, and management services to communities who represent approximately 20% of all MIRR funding awarded nationwide in FY23.