Personnel note: Monesia Taylor Brown named VP at North Highland

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North Highland is bringing on Monesia “Mone” Taylor Brown as its new Vice President of Government Relations.

Based out of the firm’s Tallahassee office, Brown will lead the firm’s government relations strategy while driving growth for its public sector industry.

Sbe brings more than 20 years of experience in state and local government public affairs strategy, emergency disaster response and recovery, corporate community investment, and managing corporate initiatives in Florida by working with state government on policy issues as well as local governments on permitting and real estate citing projects.

Brown most recently worked as the Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart. She previously worked as an attorney and policy/government consultant focusing on legislative and executive branch matters including economic development, state procurement, and education.

Brown has held several positions in state government, including General Counsel to the Department of Management Services and Director of Legislative Affairs and Chief Cabinet Aide to the Attorney General. She was also the Director of the Agency for Workforce Innovation, Florida’s labor agency.

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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