Personnel note: Dean Cannon’s Capitol Insight welcomes Joseph Salzverg to firm

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Capitol Insight, the Tallahassee-based government relations and political consulting firm headed by former House Speakers Dean Cannon and Larry Cretul, today announced the addition of Joseph Salzverg to its team.

A Miami native, Salzverg joins Capitol Insight with several years of experience in Florida’s political and public policy arena.

“Named one of the 30 under 30 rising stars in Florida politics by SaintPetersBlog in 2014, Joseph Salzverg will be a great addition to our team, and is someone to continue to watch grow in the political and public policy arenas here in Florida,” said Cannon. “His background in Miami, as well as his knowledge of an array of issues that are brought before the Florida legislative and executive branches of government, will be a valuable asset to our clients.”

Most recently, Salzverg served as a campaign manager and political consultant to several members of the Miami-Dade legislative delegation during the past several election cycles. He also served as a legislative affairs consultant and law clerk for a regulatory insurance and administrative law firm in Tallahassee. In this capacity, Salzverg advocated on behalf of clients before the Florida legislative and executive branches of government on issues relating to insurance, health care and regulated industries. Prior to that, Salzverg was a law clerk with the City of Miami, Office of the City Attorney, where he handled zoning, land-use, municipal legislation and general government matters.

“I’m excited to join such a well-rounded group of consultants at Capitol Insight, and I look forward to expanding our brand to the South Florida market,” said Salzverg. “I really feel that my experience in South Florida will be a great complement to the team in our state’s capital, and I’m looking forward to not only working alongside these seasoned consultants, but learning from them as well.”

A recent graduate of the Florida State University (FSU) College of Law, Salzverg helped found the College of Law’s Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) chapter while attending law school and served as its president for two terms. Under his focus, CABA FSU received the 2014 National Cuban American Bar Association Chapter of the Year Award and Salzverg was the recipient of The Justice Raoul G. Cantero III Diversity Enhancement Scholarship.

Additionally, Salzverg was a member of the 2013-2014 legislative intern program, where he served as a legislative analyst on the Regulatory Affairs Committee in the Florida House of Representatives. During this time, Salzverg was responsible for analyzing proposed legislation relating to banking and insurance regulation, business and professions regulation, and energy and utilities regulation.

Salzverg joins Cannon, Cretul, Cynthia Lorenzo, Kirk Pepper, Richard Reeves and Rheb Harbison as part of the Capitol Insight team.

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.