Personnel note: Bridget Nocco joins Smith & Ballard's public affairs team

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Smith & Ballard is proud to announce the addition of Bridget Nocco to their Tallahassee-based public affairs team. Beyond her responsibilities as a government affairs consultant, Bridget? extensive governmental and political experience throughout Florida will further the firm? ability to exceed each client? goals. Known nationally as a top-tier Republican fundraiser, Bridget has worked alongside Florida? leading candidates and elected officials in the House, Senate and Executive branches and will now direct Smith & Ballard? fundraising initiatives.

Prior to joining the Smith & Ballard team, Bridget worked with the Republican Party of Florida to help spearhead fundraising efforts for Governor Rick Scott and former Attorney General Bill McCollum. Throughout her career, Bridget has successfully led dozens of successful fundraising operations to help secure election victories for numerous lawmakers, including former House Speaker Tom Feeney.

In addition to her campaign fundraising background, Bridget? earlier professional experience involved key roles within the Florida legislature including serving as a senior aide to House Speaker Feeney. Later, Bridget continued to work with House leadership as top fundraiser for House Speaker Marco Rubio.


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