Q2 report shows Smith Bryan & Myers lobbying team packs a punch

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Smith, Bryan and Myers, Inc. isn’t the largest consulting firm in terms of staff or client lists — but this six-member lobby team certainly packs a punch.

SB&M sits among the top lobbying earners, bringing in between $500,000 and $999,999 in compensation for legislative lobbying this quarter, and reporting over $250,000 for executive lobbying.

Its 50 executive branch clients include a number of major players, including U.S. Sugar, the Florida Hospital Association, Corrections Corporation of America, Progress Energy, TMX, Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Bar, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, and United Healthcare Services, Inc.

For legislative representation, add AT&T and HydroMentia as substantial contracts for the SB&M team, which includes Matt Bryan, David Daniel, Jeff Hartley, Julie Myers, Jim Naff and Andrea Reilly.

Each quarter, lobbyists who are registered to represent clients before Florida’s legislature or executive branch must submit reports detailing their client roster and compensation ranges.  This week, reports are due for the period spanning April 1 through June 30, 2013 and reflect the year-round work that these firms do in representing interests that span literally every industry sector.


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.