Lobbying firm Three Bridges Advisors expands with Tallahassee office, adds DC staff

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D.C.-based government affairs firm Three Bridges Advisors announced the opening of its second office location today. Vice President Alan J. Suskey will manage the Tallahassee-based office, continuing the firm’s expansion into State of Florida government affairs, while also maintaining an active role in its robust federal consulting practice. Also announced today was the addition of Niles Godes to the D.C. office of Three Bridges.

“We are excited to continue building on our past success on behalf of clients in Tallahassee” said David Jolly, President of Three Bridges Advisors. “Alan’s relationships and knowledge of state government will serve to grow our firm’s ability to better serve our clients throughout the country.”

Suskey builds his practice on his experience as the Congressional Liaison for SRI International and staff service in the U.S. House of Representatives.  At SRI, Mr. Suskey developed and implemented both the federal and state legislative strategies for the world-renowned research institute, leading to increased funding, strategic partnerships and market exposure.  While with the United States Congress, Mr. Suskey served as the military aide to the former Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and current Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, Mr. Suskey served honorably in the United States Army.  During his eight years of service, he held multiple leadership posts to include leading our brave men and women in combat.  He was a member of the initial invasion force in Iraq and subsequently served two year-long tours of duty in Baghdad, Iraq.  The recipient of multiple awards for service to our country, including eight Army Commendation Medals and the Valorous Unit Award, Mr. Suskey was honored as the United States Army Europe “Soldier of the Year” in 2002.

“I look forward to growing our firm while maintaining our strong tradition of client service and results in both Tallahassee and Washington, DC.”  said Suskey.

In addition to the new Tallahassee office, Three Bridges welcomes its newest Vice President,  Niles Godes, to help spearhead the firm’s federal government relations efforts.

“Niles brings a wealth of talent and experience to the already stellar team at Three Bridges Advisors. He is a skilled strategic thinker with a track record of representing top-tier corporations and non-profit organizations” continued Jolly.

Godes has successfully advanced public policy issues in Washington for more than 20 years, including eight years as a senior Senate staffer and more than a dozen years at prestigious advocacy firms.

Mr. Godes served as Chief of Staff to Sen. Byron Dorgan, a senior Member of the Senate Democratic Leadership and Chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Mr. Godes provided political, legislative and strategic counsel and led the Senator’s top policy initiatives.  He previously served as Director of Economic Development for Sen. Kent Conrad, the current chair of the Senate Budget Committee.  Mr. Godes served as Sen. Conrad’s Campaign Manager and campaign spokesperson in 1994.

“I’m pleased to work with such an experienced team and to represent such a stellar group of clients,” said Godes.

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.