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TFG Welcomes New Tallahassee Principal Tom Griffin;
Announces Retirement of Hubert “Bo” Bohannon
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 17, 2014) – The Fiorentino Group (TFG), a leading Florida government relations and business development firm, has hired Tom Griffin to serve as Principal in its Tallahassee office.
Griffin brings solid government relations experience to TFG, spanning numerous industries in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, Griffin served as Chief of Staff to Senator Rob Bradley, where he specialized in the appropriations process and oversaw issues relating to criminal justice, health care, education, environment, insurance and finance.
“We’re excited to welcome Tom to our team,” said TFG President Marty Fiorentino. “His unique perspective, high energy and deep-rooted relationships across the state and in the legislature will be of great value to our clients.”
Prior to working for the Florida Legislature, Griffin managed campaigns and raised funds for several political races throughout the state. In 2012, he founded Patten Point Consulting, a firm specializing in media relations, fundraising, campaign management and grassroots efforts. Griffin began his career as an Associate Director for Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, a publicly traded, international company headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.
Griffin’s arrival to TFG coincides with another major milestone for the firm: the retirement of Hubert “Bo” Bohannon.
Bohannon, who will retire in December 2014, has served as the Principal and Managing Director of TFG’s Tallahassee office since 2007. With a longstanding and impressive career in Florida government and state advocacy spanning nearly 40 years, Bohannon is recognized as a leading advocate on issues relating to real estate and land development, energy, telecommunications, appropriations and local government. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists.
“Bo has been a tremendous asset to our firm and our clients over the last seven years. He’s a dear friend, and one who’s imparted a great deal of knowledge and insight to all of us here at TFG. His integrity and professionalism have been the gold standard in Tallahassee for nearly 40 years,” Fiorentino said. “We’ll certainly miss him, but we’re excited to welcome Tom on board as we continue to grow our practice.”
About The Fiorentino Group (TFG): TFG is a full-service government relations and business development firm with offices in Jacksonville and Tallahassee. The firm provides a broad range of consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and other highly regarded organizations looking to influence public policy and create new business opportunities. Founded in 2002, we are distinguished by our unparalleled relationships with decision-makers, our work in complex issues and our more than 50 years of combined experience in state, local and federal government relations. For more information, please visit www.thefiorentinogroup.com.