Photos From Reception

FAPL hosted their first reception of the year on February 12, 2020 at the Clock Tower Building at the corner of College Ave. and Duval Street. Thank you to everyone who attended.

We were honored to have Representative Smith, Representative Daley, and Representative Ausley attend. Thank you for making time in your schedule and coming by.


A special thank you to our bar sponsor--Wine and Spirits Distributors of Florida--and bartender extraordinaire, Scott Ashley. And a shout out to Social Catering for their delicious BLT dip!  

Jeff Kottkamp, DPL 

FAPL Chairman


Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists

Welcome to FAPL's all new website, we hope you enjoy its new look, improved functionality and use its many resources. 

The Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL) was established in 2002, to be a broad-based organization committed to establishing and maintaining high standards for professional advocates.

FAPL members adhere to explicit standards of conduct in dealing with public officials, clients, and other members of the lobby corps. Our principles are centered on honesty, integrity, and respect for the political process. FAPL's mission focuses on education and the ethical conduct which fosters a lobby corps that is both knowledgeable and professional.

FAPL is governed by a Board of Directors, but ultimate power is vested in our members. FAPL membership is open to any Florida registered lobbyist.



FAPL Board of Directors


    • Jeffrey Kottkamp, Esq., DPL--Chair
    • Candice Ericks, DPL--Vice Chair
    • Larry Williams,DPL--Secretary/Treasurer
    • Mario Bailey, DPL--Executive Committee Representative
    • Mike Hightower, DPL--Immediate Past Chair

    • Barney Bishop III, DPL
    • Joe Anne Hart, DPL
    • Jennifer Green, CAE, DPL
    • David Mica, CAE, DPL
    • Corinne Mixon
    • Jenna Paladino, DPL
    • Ron Pierce, DPL
    • Justin Thames, DPL
    • Ron Watson, DPL
    • Doug Wheeler, DPL
Executive Director

    • Frances M. Gilbert, CAE


For a list of committees and Committee Chairs. 

Congratulations to Our Newest DPLs

The following members earned their Designated Professional Lobbyist designation during the 2019 FAPL Annual Conference in Orlando September 11-13.  Congratulations to:

  • Adam Basford, DPL
  • Alyssa Brown, DPL
  • Amanda Gill, DPL
  • Madeline Holzmann, DPL
  • Ethan Merchant, DPL
  • Alix Miller, DPL
  • Gaylen Morgan, DPL
  • Cameron Pennant, DPL
  • Victoria Price, DPL
  • Phillip Suderman, DPL
  • Megan Turetsky, DPL
  • Paul W. Wharton, DPL

Renew your FAPL Membership 

All members of FAPL are invited to renew their 2020 membership dues through our new web site portal.  

To renew your annual FAPL membership dues online, select the white Log in button in the blue box below and enter your email address to receive access to your profile on this new site.   If your name appears in the blue box below you are already logged in, click on your name to view your profile.

Once you have logged in, you can, update your profile and upload your latest head-shot photo.

Not currently a member of FAPL?  Go to the JOIN FAPL page and sign up.

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   annual conference photos


Snapshots from 

2019 Annual Conference

In September of this year, lobbyists from around the state gathered at the Renaissance Resort SeaWorld for the 15th Annual FAPL Conference to network, learn valuable information and earn their DPL designation.

In addition to the interesting and notable presenters during the conference, the attendees were pleased that were able to meet state representatives and senators at the Welcome Reception. 

Here are some photos from the conference.


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