David Griffin joining GrayRobinson

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Lobbyist David Griffin, who has operated a successful solo consulting firm since leaving government, has felt the lure of collaboration and is bringing his talents — and clients — to GrayRobinson.

Griffin also brings his 20 years of experience in law, lobbying, and public service, to the firm’s Tallahassee office.

Griffin served as Florida Lottery Secretary under Gov. Jeb Bush; as executive director of the Bush/Brogan 2002 transition office; as a FAMU trustee in 2005; and as assistant executive director and interim executive director of the Ohio Lottery Commission. And that doesn’t include over a dozen other civic roles he has held, such as on the boards of the Florida Retail Federation, Volunteer Florida Foundation, Florida Tax Watch, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend, and more.

His client rosters have been equally diverse, including municipalities, gaming interests, marketing and communications groups, and more.

So why GR?

“I’ve known a lot of GrayRobinson folks over the years and I’ve always been impressed by their level of professionalism and the overall culture of the firm. There’s a sense that whoever happens to point on an issue you always have the weight and reach of GR at your disposal and that’s important. That’s a big part of what I’ve stressed to my clients as I’ve talked to them about my move,” Griffin said. “I’ll continue to work with my gaming clients but I have experience in health care, sports, labor and other areas, so I look forward to expanding and growing under GR. It’s an outstanding firm and I’m excited to be there.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.