Tag: 4th Floor Files

Peter SchorschOctober 30, 2015

The latest edition of 4th Floor Files talks with Justin Thames, director of governmental affairs at the Florida Institute of CPAs. FICPA represents more than 20,000 members in front of the Florida Legislature, regulatory agencies and the Florida Board of Accountancy. Here is the file on Justin Thames. Significant other? Children? Grandchildren? Very significant, my […]

Peter SchorschOctober 29, 2015

Rising star Skylar Zander is the Deputy State Director for Americans for Prosperity. Here’s the file on Skylar Zander: Children? None. Without using the words Democrat, Independent or Republican, conservative or liberal, describe your political persuasion. I believe every kid has the right to a good quality education, lower taxes, and less government. If you […]

Peter SchorschOctober 27, 2015

Monica Rodriguez of Ballard Partners was the 2013 co-champion of TallyMadness – the online voting competition to determine Florida’s best lobbyist. Here’s the file on Monica Rodriguez: Significant other? Children? Grand kids? Danielle, 10, and Olivia, 7. In 25 words or less, explain what you do. I help clients maneuver the intricacies of state and […]

Peter SchorschOctober 26, 2015

The latest edition of the 4th Floor Files talks with lobbyist Christie Pontis, who represents telecommunications carrier CenturyLink in the Florida Legislature. CenturyLink, the country’s third-largest telecommunications company, offers a wide range of data, voice and managed services. The Federal Communications Commission recently selected the Louisiana-based company to provide broadband to 1.2 million U.S. homes and businesses […]

Peter SchorschOctober 22, 2015

The latest edition of the 4th Floor Files talks with lobbyist Shawn Foster, a government relations consultant with Sunrise Consulting Group. Foster represents about a dozen clients – mostly in the Tampa Bay area – including the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, Sarasota County and the city of Brooksville. Here is the file on Shawn Foster. […]

Peter SchorschOctober 21, 2015

The latest edition of the 4th Floor Files talks with attorney and lobbyist Sean Pittman, one of the Top Twenty-Five Most Influential People in Tallahassee by the Tallahassee Democrat. In addition to lobbying and his legal practice, Pittman also co-hosts “The Usual Suspects,” one of North Florida’s and South Georgia’s premier weekly political talk shows. […]

Peter SchorschOctober 20, 2015

As a partner at Southern Strategy Group, Miami native Nelson Diaz  maintains strong relationships with both the Florida Legislature and contacts in his home base of Miami-Dade County, and was recently chosen as chairman of the Republican Party of Miami-Dade County. Previously, Diaz worked as chief legislative aide to former speaker of the Florida House, now-U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. […]

Peter SchorschOctober 19, 2015

Rubin Group partner Heather Turnbull represents several interests before local governments in South Florida, as well as the Florida Legislature, Executive Branch and the Cabinet. She started with Rubin in 2003 as a consultant and promoted to vice president last year. Turnbull began her career in as a legislative assistant in the Florida House and previously […]


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