Lobbying compensation: RSA Consulting Group earns $415K in Q2

The firm may have earned as much as $500,000 last quarter.

RSA Consulting Group earned an estimated $415,000 in lobbying pay last quarter, newly filed compensation reports show.

Contributing to the effort in Q2 were lobbyists Ron Pierce, Kaitlyn Bailey, Edward Briggs, Kaitlyn Gardner and Natalie King. In all, they represented 59 clients in the Legislature and 55 in the executive branch.

Florida lobbyists report their pay in ranges covering $10,000 increments up to $50,000, after which they must report the exact amount of pay they received. Florida Politics uses the middle number of each range to estimate pay.

Topping RSA’s legislative compensation report were a trio of principals that paid an estimated $15,000 apiece during the April-through-June reporting period: the Florida Association of Community Health Centers, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority.

The same three clients split the top spot on the executive branch report. Again, each contributed an estimated $15,000 to RSA’s total haul.

The remainder of the firm’s contracts were valued at up to $10,000 apiece.

Many of RSA’s clients come from the Tampa Bay area, where the firm is based. Among them are the, Hillsborough County Tax Collector, Strategic Property Partners, Amelie Arena, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Visit Tampa Bay.

Overall, RSA brought in $210,000 of their quarterly pay via legislative lobbying with the balance, $205,000, coming from their executive branch efforts.

Compensation reports also list overall compensation ranges for the quarter. On each report, RSA indicated earnings of between $100,000 and $250,000. That puts their Q2 minimum at $200,000 and their maximum earnings at $500,000.

Florida lobbyists and lobbying firms must name their clients when they sign lobbying agreements and must report their earnings from each client on a quarterly basis. Reports for the second quarter are due August 14.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


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