President, Ballard Partners, Tallahassee
Ballard Partners, founded in 1998, specializes in governmental and public affairs, including legislative and executive agency advocacy in Washington, Florida and Tel Aviv. His firm employs 44. “While in law school,” Ballard says, “I was certain I would be a litigator. I never dreamed I would enter the field of lobbying.” The company received Philanthropist of the Year 2020 from the Foundation for Leon County Schools.
|EDUCATION||University of Florida (BS, JD)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||My teaching experience at Florida State University, 10 years of teaching Florida government|
|Sabbatical Topic||I wouldn’t take a year from work.|
|READING||Destiny and Power, by Jon Meacham|