Personnel note: Continental Strategy adds Gangul Gabadage to lobby team

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'Gangul is part of the very fabric of the health care industry in Florida, and he is going to be a great resource to our growing client base in this area.'

Continental Strategy, a rapidly growing lobbying firm in Tallahassee, has added Gangul Gabadage to its firm.

“Gangul has an amazing, fresh insight into the growing field of health care in Florida,” Continental Strategy Principal Jimmy Card said. “His knowledge of legislative affairs from serving the Florida Department of Health will bring a wealth of experience and new insights into Florida Medicaid, hospitals and the health care insurance companies as well. We are excited to have his talent join our firm.”

Gabadage previously held leadership positions with the Florida Department of Health, including in the DOH Office of Legislative Affairs since 2022. Before that, Gabadage was the director of executive appointments for the department, where he oversaw the administration and management of its 56 boards, councils and committees.

“Gangul is part of the very fabric of the health care industry in Florida, and he is going to be a great resource to our growing client base in this area,” Continental Strategy Managing Partner Ashley Spicola said. “His knowledge of Florida policymaking is also going to be a tremendous addition to the work we do to support clients in achieving the wins they need during the Legislative Session.”

Gabadage is a graduate of Florida State University.

Continental Strategy specializes in serving clients across a wide range of issues in Florida, Washington, D.C., and in Latin America. Its services span the federal government, lobbying, policy advising, politics and communication.

The firm emphasizes relationships with policymakers, legislators, elected officials and staff to guide clients through public and private endeavors, spearhead political and diplomatic initiatives, and collaborate with multilateral institutions and non-governmental organizations to advance objectives.

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One comment

  • Richard Russell

    September 13, 2023 at 5:50 pm

    Lobbyists are grifters (many are worthless, former politicians) whose only talent is sucking up to politicians at dinners and cocktail parties for their vote. If we outlawed their profession, they would have to go on welfare, due to a lack of ambition and talent.

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