Metz Husband & Daughton brings Pierce Schuessler aboard
Marleni Bruner, Frances Coyle, Kurt Ahrendt, Phillip Miller, and Department of State's Legislative Affairs Director Pierce Schuessler. Giving the tour, in the R.A. Gray Building, at the far right is Historic Conservator for the Bureau of Archaeological Research Claire Tindal.


Metz Husband & Daughton will announce today that it added a new lobbyist for its Tallahassee office.

Pierce Schuessler joins MHD from Brandon Republican Sen. Tom Lee’s office, where he worked as the former Senate President’s chief of staff.

“With nearly a decade of experience in state government, we have no doubt Pierce’s background will give our clients a key advantage that will enhance their success,” MHD President Jim Daughton said. “Pierce’s relationships, skills and knowledge are a welcomed addition to the team.”

Schuessler’s résumé also includes stints with former Sen. Ken Browning, Secretary of State Ken Detzner and in the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget. He was also the one-time Director of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, where he was instrumental in the department’s 2013 effort to secure $880 million in funding for the Everglades Restoration Plan, one of Gov. Rick Scott’s priorities.

“The MHD team has earned their reputation as leaders in legislative and executive branch advocacy, consistently delivering winning results for their clients,” the FSU poli sci alumnus said. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to contribute to such a well-established firm.”

MHD is a full-service lobby and law firm based in Tallahassee. In the first quarter of 2017 the group brought in $882,000 through lobbying, earning it a spot among the top 10 grossing firms.

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