Personnel note: Lobbyist Foyt Ralston joins Bryant Miller Olive

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Bryant Miller Olive announced the addition of Foyt Ralston to its governmental consulting practice. With more than twenty years of experience in governmental affairs in the public and private sectors, Ralston brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm’s public advocacy group.

“Our firm prides itself on the caliber of our professionals,” said Bryant Miller Olive managing shareholder Grace Dunlap. “We welcome Foyt to our team and look forward to collaborating with him on strategies to implement the priorities of our clients.”

Ralston’s past professional experiences include serving as Florida’s chief information officer and as chief of staff of the State Technology Office. Prior to working within the executive branch, Ralston was staff director for the Florida Senate Majority Office and served as campaign manager to Congressman Ander Crenshaw. 

In the private sector, Ralston has represented a variety of clients with diverse issues including tort reform, energy, health care, and transportation. He has additional competencies with matters relating to public finance from his prior employment with a leading investment bank where he focused on municipal bond issues. He founded and successfully grew two private lobbying firms before joining Bryant Miller Olive.  

“Foyt’s expertise and knowledge of state government will add greater depth and breadth to our advocacy for our clients,” said Cari Roth, chair of the firm’s governmental consulting practice. “I have known Foyt for years and greatly respected his work. We are very excited to add him to our 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.