Lobbying compensation: Cynergy Consulting earns $170K in Q3

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Cynthia Henderson and Lauren Whritenour represented nearly two-dozen clients

Cynergy Consulting earned an estimated $170,000 in lobbying fees during the third quarter, new compensation reports show.

The duo of Cynthia Henderson and Lauren Whritenour represented nearly two-dozen clients, raking in $80,000 lobbying the Legislature and $90,000 lobbying the Governor and Cabinet.

Lobbyists report their income in ranges covering $10,000 increments. Florida Politics uses the middle number of each range to estimate quarterly pay.

For the July through September quarter, Cynergy showed 16 paid legislative contracts, all of which were in the up-to-$10,000 bracket.

Their clientele included AECOM, red-light camera company American Traffic Solutions and several subsidiaries of Multistate Associates.

Compensation reports also include a broad range for a firm’s total earnings. Cynergy’s legislative lobbying report showed no less than $50,000 in pay. At the top end, the firm could have earned $100,000.

Cynergy’s executive compensation report shows 14 paid contracts, though it’s topped by a pair in the $10,000 to $20,000 pay range: AECOM and National and State Park Concessions.

As in the legislative compensation report, the firm’s overall executive branch earnings fell between $50,000 and $100,000, meaning Henderson and Whritenour’s overall third-quarter haul was between $100,000 and $200,000.

Their Q3 total is a little lighter than their Q2 earnings, though that second quarter included half of the 2019 Legislative Session.

Lobbying compensation reports for the third quarter are due to the state by Nov. 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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