Meet the FALA Lobbyists
Jennifer J. Green
Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC
President & Owner
Jennifer Green is President and owner of Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC and founded the firm in early 2007 with former U.S. Senator Connie Mack. With over 24 years of experience in political, lobbying and grassroots activities in the State of Florida she consults primarily on state Legislative and Executive branch issues affecting corporations, trade associations, local governments and not-for-profits. Jennifer is the Past Chairman of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL) and still serves on the board and in numerous capacities within the organization including as a trustee of the FAPL Educational Foundation. She helped develop the DPL credentialing program.
Prior to Liberty Partners, Jennifer served as the Deputy Executive Director and lead lobbyist for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). Jennifer headed up the legislative, communications, regulatory, political committee and membership functions of the 18,000-plus member organization with a $13 million annual budget. Jennifer’s direct staff reports consisted of more than 20 management and director-level employees. She represented the CPA profession as a registered lobbyist before the Florida Legislature and Cabinet for more than a decade.
Jennifer was responsible for the administration and fundraising efforts of five political action committees totaling more than $350,000 in contributions per election cycle and a statewide grassroots network with more than 400 individual CPAs. Previous to her tenure with the FICPA, she lobbied the Florida Legislature on behalf of the Florida Bankers Association and a private lobbying firm. In addition, Jennifer participated in several statewide Florida political campaigns including the 1992 Bush-Quayle Presidential campaign and former Governor Jeb Bush's 1994 and 1998 campaigns.
In addition to lobbying, Jennifer's background includes experience in many aspects of advocacy including political action committee fundraising, grassroots activities, coalition building, strategic management, communications, member relations and marketing. Jennifer has a wide range of business-related expertise, but has focused recently on professional regulatory issues, state and local taxation, local government auditing issues, not-for-profit and for-profit accounting and auditing issues, legal liability reform, constitutional amendment reform and common interest realty association regulation. Jennifer has worked with several successful business coalitions and directed the efforts of a group of 27 organizations that successfully defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have created a services tax in Florida.
Jennifer earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executive (ASAE) after graduating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce four-year association management program. Jennifer also earned the Designated Professional Lobbyist (DPL) title from the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL). Jennifer is a member of ASAE, the Florida Society Association Executives (FSAE) and serves on the boards of FAPL, Florida Chamber Political Institute, Florida Chamber CCE and is a past member of FSAE's Board and Foundation. Jennifer received her Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Florida State University. She and her husband reside in Tallahassee, Florida.
Melanie S. Bostick, DPL
Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC
Melanie S. Bostick, DPL is the Vice President for Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC. With nearly 20 years of experience in the political arena, both on the state and national level, she primarily focuses on public policy issues related to insurance, condominium and homeowners associations, energy and utilities, tax and elections.
Melanie comes to the firm with a strong involvement in politics, association, and organizational management. During the last few years, Melanie worked on legislative and regulatory insurance related matters and served as an assistant to a member of the Florida Public Service Commission. Prior to that time, Melanie was an in-house lobbyist and association executive for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), worked for several statewide and national trade associations and for five years owned and operated a small-business retail establishment.
Melanie has participated in three national Presidential conventions and has been a board member of various political and community organizations for more than a decade. She gained tremendous insight into the national political arena as special assistant to the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, where she served during the hotly contested 2000 Presidential election and election recount. Melanie has earned the Designated Professional Lobbyist (DPL) title from the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL) and is a Board Member for the Friends of the Leon County Library. Melanie received her Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Florida State University. She and her family reside in Crawfordville, Florida.
Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC
Tim Parson is the Director of Government Relations for Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC. With over 14 years of experience in the state legislature, he has accumulated tremendous insight into state government and the legislative process.
Before joining Liberty Partners, Tim served as the Legislative Affairs Director for a large state agency, where he lobbied the Legislature on issues such as child welfare, human trafficking and public benefit fraud. While there, he was responsible for developing the agency’s policy proposals and budget priorities and then leading the legislative advocacy team during the legislative session. Additionally, he served as the lead liaison for the agency before state lawmakers and key stakeholders. Prior to that time, Tim served as the Chief Legislative Assistant to two state Senators where he was responsible for drafting legislative proposals and representing the Senators before select committees.
Tim was recently chosen as a James Madison Institute Fellow for their program designed for under-40 professionals in the state. Tim received both his Masters Degree in Public Administration and Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of West Florida. He and his family reside in Tallahassee, Florida.
Sun City Strategies
Eduardo Gonzalez is the president of Sun City Strategies, LLC, a business and government consulting company located in Hialeah, Florida. Mr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Miami Dade College, where he received his degree in Business Management and Administration. He began his career serving his community in Hialeah where he volunteered and joined the Kiwanis Club of Flamingo Hialeah in 1991 where he was appointed Treasurer in 1993 and became President of the organization in 1995. By 2003, he was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve a 2-year term on the State Legislative Committee on Inter-governmental relations. As an Executive Board Member of the Miami Dade County League of Cities he also served as President and as an Executive Committee Member of the Florida League of Cities. In 2006, Mr. Gonzalez was elected State Representative to the Florida House of Representatives and reelected subsequently until 2014. He was Chairman of Local and Federal Affairs. He also served on Appropriations, Higher Ed, K-12 Education, Health Innovation and Health & Human Services committees.