Ballard Partners expands to Tampa

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Ballard Partners announced the opening of their fifth office location today. Jan Gorrie will be serving as managing partner of the Tampa-based office where she will continue to expand Ballard Partners’ lobbying efforts from coast to coast in Florida. This latest expansion marks the third new office for Ballard Partners within the last year. 

“The opening of the new Tampa office of Ballard Partners broadens our ability to represent clients throughout the entire state ofFlorida,” said Brian Ballard, president of Ballard Partners. “Jan’s track record within the lobbying arena bolsters our firm’s strength throughout Florida and specifically within the key market of Tampa Bay. We are excited to welcome such a valuable addition to the Ballard Partners team.” 

Gorrie joins the Ballard Partners firm from the Tampa office of Carlton Fields where she served as a shareholder. For more than 20 years, Jan Gorrie has advanced her extensive government affairs career while lobbying the Florida Legislature and Executive Branch on behalf of numerous clients. With an expertise in health care law, Gorrie has represented various divisions of Florida’s hospital system as well as public universities’ Colleges of Medicine. Gorrie’s contribution to the state’s health care public policy and Medicaid reimbursement laws has increased Floridians access to medical services and improved compensation rates for physicians and hospitals. Gorrie has also worked within the private sector with major insurance companies and several economic development organizations. 

“The Ballard Partners Tampa office will continue this firm’s celebrated history of success,” said Gorrie. “I am confident that my experience with Florida’s health care laws and public policy will help further Ballard Partners’ statewide presence and expertise in all elements of governmental affairs and look forward to jumpstarting our Tampa efforts.”

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