Title: Senior Director Government Affairs
Company: GrayRobinson, P.A.
Years in area: 11
Years at Company: 9
GrayRobinson founder Charlie Gray built the firm on the premise, “If you build your community, you’ll build your firm.” It is the real-world manifestation of this basic cornerstone of civic and community involvement in which Stuart, a third generation Central Floridian, takes the most pride. The firm, founded in Orlando 45 years ago and the largest Florida-only law firm, now boasts more than 300 professionals in 13 offices. Stuart and his partners in the government affairs practice leverage the firm’s statewide presence to ensure that elected leaders throughout the state trust the GrayRobinson team and their involvement in the communities that the firm calls home. These relationships serve to both grow the practice and better advocate for their clients.
As senior director of government affairs, Stuart has a leadership role in the strategic direction of the practice, the recruitment of new business, servicing existing firm clients, and building/maintaining strong personal and working relationships with elected officials throughout Florida. While the bulk of his practice is Tallahassee-centric (lobbying the Florida Legislature, Executive Office of the Governor, the Florida Cabinet, and the various state agencies), he also represents clients at the local level throughout the state on matters of procurement and policy. He has significant lobbying experience in the areas of economic development, education, finance and tax, transportation, insurance, alcohol, and local government issues.
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