Personnel note: Carol Bracy to managing partner at Ballard Partners

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Carol Bracy, who once served as chief of staff to former Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings, has been promoted to managing partner of Ballard Partners‘ Tallahassee office, the firm announced Monday.

In her new role, Bracy will continue to service clients with senior-level political, strategic and policy direction while overseeing all aspects of the office’s day-to-day operations, according to a news release.

“The expansion of my role at Ballard Partners is an exciting opportunity,” she said in a statement. “I’m honored to be part of a successful organization that values and recognizes diverse talent and hard work.”

Firm founder and President Brian Ballard called her “an integral member of the Ballard Partners team for more than 10 years.”

She most recently served as vice president, providing her government relations expertise to corporate, nonprofit and public-sector clients on issues such as appropriations, economic development, emerging technologies, commerce, health care, education and regulatory matters.

“Carol has contributed significantly to the overall success of our firm over the last decade, and I am pleased to expand her leadership role in our Tallahassee office,” Ballard said.

“Carol’s promotion also represents our continued commitment to championing diversity and inclusion by ensuring broad diversity across our senior leadership team,” he added.

In addition to working for Jennings, she spent a decade representing Florida’s 67 counties as the interim executive director and legislative director for the Florida Association of Counties.

In addition to her policy and legislative work, Bracy also serves as an executive board member of the Tallahassee nonprofit, Alzheimer’s Project, Inc.

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