JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 22, 2024) – The Fiorentino Group (TFG), a leading Florida government relations and business development firm, has added Melissa Langley Braude as a partner.

A Jacksonville native, Melissa joined the firm in 2014 to lead fundraising operations and quickly advanced to support lobbying efforts in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, becoming a principal prior to being named partner today.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Melissa as a partner,” said Marty Fiorentino, TFG president. “She has consistently demonstrated the strategic acumen and unwavering commitment to her community that define a Fiorentino Group leader. I have no doubt she’ll continue to be an invaluable asset to our firm.”

Melissa graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Having a unique love for the city, she routinely gives back as a member of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville and serves on the Board of Directors for The Allison Brundick Haramis Foundation, also known as Angels for Allison, a non-profit that works to provide financial support to parents who have lost a child.

“Melissa is an indispensable member of The Fiorentino Group,” said Allison Carter, Chief of Staff to Florida House Speaker Paul Renner. “I’ve watched her career blossom year after year in the legislative process as she has become a trusted advisor to her clients, colleagues, and elected officials alike. It’s exciting to see her many talents being recognized at TFG and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for her.”

In 2018, Melissa took a leave of absence from the firm for a stint in public service when she accepted a position in Washington, D.C. at the Corporation for National and Community Service as the Special Assistant to the Director of AmeriCorps State and National.

Nominated for her hard work and community contributions, Melissa was selected as a “Rising Star” by Florida Politics and Influence Magazine in 2022.

“Melissa’s keen understanding of Jacksonville and Florida’s overall political landscape gives her a unique skill set in servicing our clients,” said Joe Mobley, managing partner at TFG. “Her exceptional talent, coupled with an unrivaled work ethic, has been an integral part of our success and growth over the last decade.”

About The Fiorentino Group (TFG): TFG is a full-service government relations and business development firm with offices in Jacksonville and Tallahassee.  We provide 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 on 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.