Leadership & Staff

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Board Chairman

Dan Buffington

President Elect

Jeanette Connelly


Carol Motycka

FSHP President

Kathy Baldwin

Speaker of the House

Alexander Pytlarz

Josh Pullo

Vice Speaker

William Mincy


Technician Director

Verender Brown

Director of the House of Delegates

Dustin Williams

Director of the House of Delegates

DeArcy Campbell

Director of the House of Delegates

Neil Barnett

Region 1 Director

Joy Wright

Region 2 Director

Eric Jakab

Region 3 Director

Matt Schneller

Region 4 Director

James Alcorn

Region 5 Director

Robert Parrado

Region 6 Director

Kethy Petsos

Region 7 Director

Paul Delisser

Region 8 Director

Jacob Johnson

Region 9 Director

Goar Alvarez

Technician Director

Verender Brown

Executive Assistant

Maria Goodno

 Although new to theBig Bend area of Florida, Maria is a lifelong Floridian having grown up in SouthFlorida.With over 30 years of experience overseeing the practices of several top real estate agents inFlorida and Washington State, she is very familiar with all phases ofoffice management. She loves books, history, politics,and coffee.

FPA PArtner

Mindy Kaplan

Mindy is an accounting/finance consultant with a passion for helping non-profits and small businesses understand their financials and use that knowledge to make the best decisions to move their organizations and missions forward.She loves dogs and coral.

Claudia Davant

Claudia is the founder ofAdams St. Advocates. A Tallahassee-based firm with an active teamequipped to respond to your needs throughout the state. Through experience, dedication,knowledge of the political process and strong relationships, our team is a highly effective full-service governmental consulting firm representing both corporate and public entity clients.Equipped with an in-depth knowledge of Florida government, we are professionally versed ineffectively interacting with all state agencies, the legislature, and executive branch

FPA Partner

TJ Morton

T.J. Morton has significant experience representing individuals, businesses, trade associations,and state agencies in the health care, gaming, medical marijuana, and alcoholic beverageindustries. He serves as general counsel to businesses and trade associations and works closelywith lobbyists to ensure his clients’ interests are protected in the legislative process.Prior to joining the Lockwood Law Firm,T.J. worked for the Florida Department of Health andFlorida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. This experience in the publicsector allowed him to form a unique understanding of the inner workings and decision-makingprocesses of regulatory agencies. He uses this unique understanding to form effectivestrategies to avoid and resolve disputes with regulatory agencies.T.J. graduated magna cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law and earned hisBachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Missouri State University.T.J. resides in Tallahassee with his wife, daughter, and mini goldendoodle. In his spare time, T.J.enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and learning about whiske

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