There are few weeks of the year better than this shortened, Thanksgiving one to quietly make a personnel move in the world of government and politics. Continuing this occasional series, we update you on who’s in the Departure Lounge.
Joe McCann is leaving his position as a Senior Vice President at Ballard Partners, the firm confirmed. Before joining the lobbying world, McCann previously served as the campaign manager for Bob Butterworth for Attorney General, was a senior legislative aide to state Senator Ron Klein, and legislative aide to Congressman James Bacchus. McCann is expected to open his own boutique firm.
Robert Reyes will soon part ways with Floridian Partners, the statewide firm headed by Charlie Dudley. The parting was amicable. Reyes’ book of business included multiple interests from the insurance and financial services sectors. Prior to entering the private sector, Reyes served as legislative affairs director for the Department of Insurance under Commissioner Tom Gallagher.
This is more an arrival as SPB is hearing Mike Hightower’s retirement is about to depart. Look for the former Florida Blue lobbyist to sign on with law firm Holland & Knight.