Tampa Bay EDC


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Alison Gelbaugh


Holland & Knight

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers, providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm. With more than 400 lawyers in its litigation section, the firm is engaged in a broad range of civil and white collar litigation in U.S. federal and state courts. Holland & Knight’s Business Section has more than 300 lawyers and advises local, national and international clients on a broad range of matters and business transactions. With more than 240 lawyers and professionals, their Real Estate Section is one of the largest of any U.S. law firm. Their Government Section has more than 100 attorneys and professionals engaged in federal, state, local and tribal government affairs, regulatory counseling and related disciplines.

Gov. Bob Martinez
Senior Policy Advisor

Former Governor of Florida Bob Martinez is a senior policy advisor with Holland & Knight’s Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group and is co-chair of the firm’s Florida Government Advocacy Team. Martinez is one of Florida’s most respected leaders, and his distinguished career in public service spans more than 40 years. Career highlights include serving in the following positions: Cabinet-level office as the nation’s second Drug Czar under President George H.W. Bush from 1991-1993, Governor of Florida from 1987-1991, Mayor of the City of Tampa from 1979-1986 and Vice Chairman of the Southwest Water Management District from 1975-1979. Martinez is known for his creation of effective environmental protection programs such as Preservation 2000, the largest conservation land-purchasing initiative in the nation of its time. He is also recognized for his focus on drug control and his commitment to public education.

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