Lobbying firm Bryant Miller Olive pulls in battery of new tech clients

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The law offices of Bryant Miller Olive has offices throughout Florida — in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee — and in Atlanta and D.C. It is BMO’s governmental consulting practice area, however, that is most notably growing. 

As noted on Wednesday, the firm grew by one man, but by two decades in terms of institutional knowledge, with the addition of Foyt Ralston to its lobbying team. Ralston previously served as Florida’s chief information officer and as chief of staff to the State Technology Office. 

Ralston joins Cari Roth, chair of the BMO governmental consulting practice, along with Emily Nance, Fred Springer, and Susan Churuti. 

With Ralston aboard, a new battery of technology clients has come aboard, too. 

As of Friday, new tech clients on BMO’s roster include Computer Sciences Corporation, Datapath Tower, and Inovia Consulting Group. The firm works with Americas gateway Logistics Center and AT&T as well, and registered a new client in the Florida Association of Restoration Specialists. 

Factor in executive clients including Charlotte County, Sarasota County, Manatee County Board of County Commissioners, and Stetson University, and the firm’s diverse tech/municipal focus is clear. 

During the last quarter of 2013, BMO reported up to $249,999 in executive lobbying compensation and $99,999 in legislative lobbying compensation. 

Roth, Nance, Ralston and team are looking toward an even stronger year ahead.

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.