Meenan PA could earn as much as $328K in Q2 lobbying compensation


With more than two dozen legislative and executive branch clients, the government affairs team at Meenan PA could bring in at least a quarter of a million dollars in the second quarter of 2017.

The four-person lobby team earned the firm at least $229,000 — an average of $194,000 for legislative work and $35,000 for executive branch work — during the second quarter of the year, which included the second half of the 2017 Legislative Session and a brief special session.

The firm could earn a maximum of $328,980 — a maximum of $258,987 for legislative work and $69,993 for executive branch work — during the second quarter of the year, according to an analysis of compensation reports conducted by

Lobbyists who are registered to represent clients before Florida’s legislative or executive branches are required to submit reports detailing their client roster and compensation each quarter. Reports for the second quarter are due to the state on Aug. 14.

Led by Timothy Meenan, the team of Stephen McDaniel, Sarah Niewold and Joy Ryan juggled 27 legislative clients and 26 executive branch clients during the second quarter.

Ethos Group clocked in as the top paying client during the second quarter, paying the team $59,000 for legislative work. Three clients — Brookdale Senior Living, Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, and SilverRock Group — paid the firm an average of $25,000 for legislative work; while Tower Hill Insurance Group paid an average of $15,000 for legislative work. Nine more clients reported paying an average of $5,000 for legislative work during the second quarter.

When it comes to executive branch clients, seven clients — AHIP-American’s Health Insurance Plans, Asurion Corporation, Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, Metlife, Prime Therapeutics LLC., and SilverRock Group — paid an average of $5,000 for the team’s services during the second quarter.

Peter Schorsch

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