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4th Floor Files talks with Justin Thames about fairness, accounting and new bow ties

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The latest edition of 4th Floor Files talks with Justin Thames, director of governmental affairs at the Florida Institute of CPAs. FICPA represents more than 20,000 members in front of the Florida Legislature, regulatory agencies and the Florida Board of Accountancy. Here is the file on Justin Thames. Significant other? Children? Grandchildren? Very significant, my wife is the greatest. She balances me out. In 25 words or less, explain what you do. I provide grassroots advocacy, fundraising, communications, regulatory and…

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Personnel note: Justin Thames named director of governmental affairs for Florida Institute of CPAs

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Lobbyist Justin Thames was named Tuesday as director of governmental affairs for the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA). Thames previously served more than four years as governmental affairs manager for the Tallahassee-based association, which represents more than 20,000 CPAs and accounting professionals statewide. He will now oversee the group’s political and legislative strategy. A fourth-generation Floridian and FSU graduate, Thames developed an intimate knowledge of Florida politics through his time as a political action coordinator for the League of Southeastern…

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