Personnel note: Liberty Partners promotes Melanie Shanks Bostick to senior leadership team

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Liberty Partners of Tallahassee (Liberty Partners) today announced the promotion of Melanie Shanks Bostick who will join the senior leadership team as vice president. 

Formerly the director of government relations, Bostick will continue to focus on public policy issues related to insurance; condominium and homeowners associations; energy and utilities; and tax and elections, but will now also oversee client relations, client development and the coordination of all client political fundraising and campaign activities.

Bostick joined the firm with a strong involvement in politics and association and organizational management. Over the past several years, Bostick worked on legislative and regulatory insurance related matters and served as an assistant to a member of the Florida Public Service Commission. Prior to that time, Bostick was an in-house lobbyist and association executive for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, worked for several statewide and national trade associations, and for five years owned and operated a small business retail establishment.

Bostick has participated in three national presidential conventions and has been a board member of various political and community organizations for over a decade. She also gained tremendous insight into the national political arena as assistant to the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, where she served during the hotly-contested 2000 presidential election and election recount.

“I congratulate Melanie on this much-deserved promotion to vice president and I am excited to welcome her to the senior leadership team,” said Jennifer Green, president and owner of Liberty Partners.  “Her superior knowledge in the political and association managements arenas, combined with her unparalleled commitment to delivering measurable results to our clients, has made her an integral member of Team Liberty.”

Team Liberty was founded in 2007 by former U.S. Senator Connie Mack and current President and Owner Jennifer Green.  Green has nearly 15 years of experience in political, lobbying and grassroots activities in the State of Florida.  Her areas of expertise includes state legislative and executive branch issues.  Green currently serves as chairman of the FAPL and has worked with Bostick in several capacities since 1997.

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.