High-profile issues lead to impressive 1Q earnings for RSA Consulting Group

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With a client roster including some of the most high-profile names in the 2014 legislative session, RSA Consulting Group — founder/president Ron Pierce, Vice-President Natalie King and consultants Sara Gross and Edward Briggs — reported a maximum of more than $439,000 in earnings for the first quarter of 2014.

RSA has 26 legislative clients paying up to $219,980 during 1Q, and with the same amount coming from its 26 executive principals.

The two top names in the RSA lineup were gambling opponents No Casinos Inc, and tech innovator Uber, which paid up to $19,999 each for legislative services, and $19,999 apiece for executive advocacy. Both companies had significant stakes in the 2014 legislative session — Uber looking to remove outdated regulations preventing the on-demand luxury towncar service from expanding in Florida, while No Casinos wanted to block the development of destination casinos statewide.

At the $9,999 maximum level in 1Q spending for both legislative and executive lobbying are a number of regional interests: Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc.; Environmental Professionals of Florida, Inc; Florida Association of Community Health Centers and Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute.

Also tops at RSA are the Florida Tax Collectors, Inc. and the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, with up to $9,999 in payment for executive lobbying.

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.