Public finance experts Bryant Miller Olive posted $390K in Q1 lobbying fees

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Bryant Miller Olive specializes in public finance lobbying, with a roster of 14 legislative and 16 executive clients brought in a reported maximum revenue of nearly $390,000.

The firm offers five experienced lobbyists: former Florida Lottery Secretary Leo DiBenigno; Foyt Ralston, a former state chief information officer; Cari Roth, a former Assistant Secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs; Frederick Springer, former general counsel at the Florida Department of Management Services and Government Affairs Coordinator Emily Nance.

Between them, Bryant Miller Olive filed in the first quarter of 2014 estimated maximum earnings of $169,988 in legislative fees and $219,986 for executive advocacy — for a total of up to $389,974.

Bryant Miller Olive’s largest Q1 2014 executive clients were AT&T Florida, Computer Sciences Corporation and Pitney Bowes, Inc. Each gave up to $29,999 for executive lobbying services.

Following in the maximum $19,999 executive categories were land holding and cattle ranching firm Lykes Bros. Inc. and MGS Communications. Lykes Bros also paid $19,999 in legislative fees.

For legislative advocacy, Bryant Miller Olive’s largest customers all paid the firm up to $19,999:

  • Charlotte County
  • Sarasota County
  • Jacksonville-area utility company JEA
  • Manatee County Board of County Commissioners

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.