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Lobbyist Lee Killinger leaves Anfield Consulting for new role at Mosaic Company

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Influential environmental lobbyist Lee Killinger is leaving the boutique public affairs firm Anfield Consulting for a new role at The Mosaic Company.

As director of public policy and government affairs, Killinger will direct Tallahassee advocacy efforts for the phosphate unit of the nation’s leading producer of agricultural nutrients.

Mosaic is the Polk County-based phosphate fertilizer mining and manufacturing firm — the world’s largest combined producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. Killinger will serve as a principal adviser to the company’s leadership on government affairs initiatives.

With more than 25 years of environmental know-how, Killinger’s tenure at Anfield helped cement the firm’s reputation as “the water guys,” with advocacy before the Legislature, the Governor’s Office, Cabinet, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and various water management districts.

Previously, Killinger served as director of government and community relations for the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where he directed the group’s state and federal legislative agendas. He also acted as general counsel for the Florida Association of Counties and worked in the Office of Legislative and Cabinet Affairs at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. There, he represented the department on Everglades, wetlands, and water permitting matters.

Killinger will be based out of Tallahassee.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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