Professional Services

SARAH BASCOM

PRESIDENT, BASCOM COMMUNICATIONS & CONSULTING, TALLAHASSEE

Known for her integrity in a contentious Tallahassee political environment, Bascom has advised many of the state’s largest corporations, trade associations and top elected officials over her 20-year career. She served as lead communications adviser to Ron DeSantis’ general election campaign for governor and was a key communications adviser to Florida Senate President-designate Bill Galvano.

“Your ethics should never be compromised for a client or principal. If someone asks you to do something you don’t believe in or you think is unethical or dishonest, say no,” she says.

Bascom grew up in Clearwater Beach and attended Clearwater High, which also produced Spanx founder Sara Blakely, whom Bascom admires for “taking all the risk of failure and creating a product that no one knew they needed. She often says business as usual does not always work, and as someone who started their own company she inspires me.”

Before she started her firm, Bascom managed the Florida office for an international PR and strategic communications firm, where she was a principal. And she served as communications director for the Florida Senate, under the late Senate President Jim King, and as the press secretary for the Senate Majority Caucus and deputy communications director for the Republican Party of Florida.

Philip Anson

STS Aviation Group

Brian Ballard

Ballard Partners

Christine Barney

rbb Communications

Rodney Barreto

Barreto Group

Sarah Bascom

Bascom Communications & Consulting

Hilarie Bass

Bass Institute for Diversity & Inclusion

LARRY BERRYMAN

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Brett Beveridge

Revenue Optimization Companies

Ronald Book

Ronald L. Book PA

Paul Bradshaw

Southern Group

Brian Butler

Vistra Communications

Kelly Cohen

Southern Group

Brendan Courtney

HealthTrust Workforce Solutions

DANIEL DAVIS

JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

John Delaney

FIORENTINO GROUP

Brett Doster

Front Line Strategies

Chris Dudley

Southern Group

Tom Feeney

Associated Industries of Florida

Michael Finney

Beacon Council

Marty Fiorentino

Fiorentino Group

Eugene Franklin

Florida Black Chamber of Commerce

Tim Giuliani

Orlando Economic Partnership

Adam Goodman

Ballard Partners

Barry Gould

Eisneramper

Blain Heckaman

Kaufman Rossin

Bill Herrle

National Federation of Independent Business

Rick Homans

Tampa Bay Partnership

John Jennings

Waste Pro USA

Drew Levine

G4S Secure Solutions USA

Suneera Madhani

FattMerchant

Tina McCain Matte

Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold

MICHAEL MUNZ

DALTON AGENCY

Bennett Napier

Partners in Association Management

Luis H. Navas

Global Governance Advisors

PEGGY NORDEEN

STARMARK INTERNATIONAL

Carey O’Donnell

O’Donnell Agency

Mark Perlberg

Oasis Outsourcing

George Platt

LSN Partners

Phil Purcell

Marine Industries Association

Craig Richard

Tampa Bay EDC

Steve Riggs

Carr Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors

Ron Sachs

Sachs Media Group

Tadd Schwartz

Schwartz Media Strategies

Kelly Smallridge

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

John Sowinski

Consensus Communications

JAY STARKMAN

ENGAGE PEO

Bob Swindell

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Gray Swoope

VisionFirst Advisors

Julie Talenfeld

BoardroomPR

Cory Tilley

CoreMessage

Rick Walsh

Knob Hill Group

Lynda Weatherman

Space Coast EDC

Mark Wilson

Florida Chamber of Commerce

SAM ZIETZ

TOUCHSUITE

George Zoley

Geo Group