2019 FAPL Conference  #FAPL 2019

Date: September 11-13

Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Room Reservation Deadline--August 30. The room block has closed. If you need a room, please contact Fran at Fran@fapl.us.

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Registration: $350/FAPL Member


Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Click here for the Sponsor Brochure or contact Fran@fapl.us or call 850-727-7501 for information.

            We hope you will join us!

                2019 SILENT AUCTION

The 2019 Silent Auction will be held Thursday, September 12 during dinner from 6:00 pm -- 8:00 pm at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. 

List of Items and Donors.

To donate an item for the Silent Auction, download the Donation Form.

           THANK YOU to our donors!






      Thank You For Your Support!

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
    • Jennifer Green, CAE, DPL--Secretary/Treasurer
    • Doug Wheeler, DPL--Executive Committee Representative
    • Mike Hightower, DPL--Immediate Past Chair

    • Mario Bailey, DPL
    • Barney Bishop III, DPL
    • Lori Killinger, Esq., DPL
    • David Mica, CAE, DPL
    • Jenna Paladino, DPL
    • Ron Pierce, DPL
    • Casey Reed, Esq. DPL
    • Justin Thames, DPL
    • Ron Watson, DPL
    • Larry Williams, DPL

Executive Director

    • Frances M. Gilbert, CAE


For a list of committees and Committee Chairs. 

FAPL Annual Conference

The 2019 FAPL Annual Conference will be held September 11-13 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.

Click Here for information and to register. 

Renew your FAPL Membership 

All members of FAPL are invited to renew their 2019 membership dues through our new web site portal.  Your membership in FAPL starts on January 1st runs through December 31st of each year.

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.

 Quick Links to Resources

Florida Lobbying
Laws, Rules & Opinions

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Florida’s Lobbying guidelines
of the profession.

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of Profession Lobbyists

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Show your commitment to high standards for the lobbying profession.

FAPL Code of Ethics

FAPL's  ethical principles are based on the organization's core values and the standards to which the professional is held

Florida Lobbyist Registration &

Lobbyists are urged to read the full text of the law, Sec. 112.3215, F. S., as amended by 2005-359...

Local Resources and Ventures in the Capital City


   Educational Opportunities


Snapshots from 

  2018 Annual Conference

In September of this year, lobbyists from around the state gathered at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek in Orlando for the 14th 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 and hear from five of the eight statewide cabinet candidates during the three-day event.

To view the FAPL Conference Program that contains the education agenda, list of speakers and the conference events sponsors .

Here are some snapshots from the weekend.


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