Lobbyist Alan Suskey hangs out his own shingle after two-year run at Capitol Insight

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Government relations consultant Alan Suskey today announced the formation of Suskey Consulting, a boutique government affairs and business development consulting firm. Suskey, formerly of Capitol Insight, plans on continuing his strong working relationship with the powerful Tallahassee-based lobbying firm run by former Speakers Dean Cannon and Larry Cretul.

“Speakers Cannon and Cretul are not only great friends, but great mentors,” said Suskey. “I have been privileged to learn from them over the years, and I look forward to continuing that relationship for many more.  I am excited to expand my state and federal practice and build on the successes we have shared over the years.”

 Announcing his support, former Speaker Cannon said, “Alan has been an asset to our firm and we are sad to see him to go.  However, we are excited to see him expand in his new venture and wish him great success.”

A sixth-generation Floridian, Suskey has built an advocacy career representing world-renowned research institutes, technology companies, small businesses, and large corporations in both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.  As a former Saint Petersburg resident, Suskey has also represented complex and extensive client matters in front of municipalities and with elected officials throughout the Tampa Bay Region.

Suskey previously served on Capitol Hill as the military aide to the former Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and former Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense in the U.S. House of Representatives.  His service in the U.S. House built the strong relationships with the members of the Florida Congressional delegation that persist today. These relationships at the state and federal level are the bedrock of successful client engagement in the halls of both Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee.

Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, Suskey served honorably in the U.S. Army. During his eight years of service, he held multiple leadership posts to include leading our brave men and women during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  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, Suskey was honored as the U.S. Army Europe “Soldier of the Year” in 2002.  He went on to compete at the first U.S. Army Soldier of the Year Competition later that year.

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.