Tampa Bay interests propel RSA Consulting Group to $420K in Q2 lobbying fees

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With a client list crowned by one of the most contentious names in Florida, RSA Consulting Group — led by founder/president Ron Pierce, Vice President Natalie King and consultants Sara Gross and Edward Briggs — reported a maximum of nearly $420K for the second quarter of 2014.

RSA’s 27 legislative clients provided $209,980 during 2Q and the same from its 27 executive principals, the total maximum second quarter revenue is $419,960, a slight drop from its first quarter compensation. In Q1, RSA brought in $439,960, making the firm’s total year-to-date $859,920.

The top name on the RSA lineup is the tech innovators at Uber, which paid up to $19,999 for legislative services, and $19,999 for executive advocacy. Uber continues its quest to remove outdated regulations slowing the expansion of the on-demand luxury towncar service from expanding in Florida.

At the $9,999 maximum level in Q2 spending for legislative lobbying, representing a range of regional interests: Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center; Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc.; Environmental Professionals of Florida, Inc.; Florida Association of Community Health Centers, Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute and the Florida Justice Reform Institute.

Tampa Bay is also well represented at the top of the RSA executive client list, each giving up to $9,999: Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Partnership, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa Family Health Centers, Tampa Port Authority and the Tampa Sports Authority.

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.