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The Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists has selected Mariann Sabolic as its next executive director.
FAPL announced the hire Wednesday in an email to its membership.
Sabolic brings over 15 years of experience in Florida policy in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as the President of LobbyTools, where she ran the daily operations for the past seven years.
She also served as Director of Leadership Florida’s Class Program and managed a statewide grassroots and advocacy program with the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
During her career she’s built an extensive network of government affairs professionals and years of experience in providing value to member groups, FAPL said.
In her new role, Sabolic will take the lead role in programming, directing the growth of the organization, and providing it greater visibility at The Capitol.
FAPL, founded in 2002, has a membership of about 250 lobbyists. Its mission focuses on education and ethical conduct which fosters a lobby corps that is both knowledgeable and professional.
FAPL membership is open to all Florida registered lobbyists.
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