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Personnel note: Thomas Griffin joins Smith Bryan & Myers

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Thomas Griffin, a former chief of staff to state Sen. Rob Bradley, is joining Tallahassee’s Smith, Bryan & Myers lobbying firm.

“Tom has earned a reputation as a trusted and respected voice with key stakeholders throughout Florida,” said Matt Bryan, the firm’s president. “We are excited to be growing our firm with up and coming bright minds like his.”

Griffin previously served in both public and private government relations positions. He has worked extensively on issues related to health care, criminal justice, education, insurance and finance.

“He has excelled at developing relationships with key decision makers throughout the governmental arena,” a news release said.

Griffin also has managed campaigns and was instrumental in fundraising efforts for political races in the state. He’s an avid runner, and participates in multiple charities associated with long-distance races.

He also sits on the James Madison Institute’s Board of Advisors and is an Awesome Tallahassee Trustee.

A graduate of Florida State University, Griffin lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Shannon.

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