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Personnel note: Anfield Consulting adds environmental policy pro Pepper Uchino

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Tallahassee-based boutique public affairs firm Anfield Consulting has announced the addition of environmental policy authority Pepper Uchino.

As a policy expert for the Florida Legislature, Uchino’s work in the Senate touched on nearly every aspect of Florida’s environmental policy. Among his various roles included director of governmental affairs for The Trust for Public Land and a legislative attorney for the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation, as well as for the Select Committee on Inland Waters.

Most recently, Uchino was staff director for the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation and the Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin.

“Pepper’s impressive experience and passion for environmental issues make him a significant addition to our team,” said Anfield founder Albert Balido. “As a water policy expert and former legislative staffer who has played a vital role in drafting Florida’s environmental and water statutes, he is going to be an incredible resource for our growing list of clients. We could not be more pleased with Pepper’s decision to join our firm.”

Anfield Consulting – known by many in the Florida Capitol as “the water guys”— specializes in legislative and local government representation with an emphasis on water issues and statewide water infrastructure.

Uchino will begin at Anfield on August 1.

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 His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, 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 and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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