David Fifer

David is an experienced policy professional who has overseen legislative efforts throughout the United States. At Converge, he manages client legislative efforts in numerous jurisdictions in industries such as healthcare, financial services/insurance, and technology. Prior to joining Converge, David was an officer with the Pew Charitable Trusts where oversaw parts of the Pew Dental Campaign. […]

Mario J. Bailey

Mario Bailey maintains a significant presence in Florida’s state capitol and South Florida’s business, political and civic circles. With over a decade of experience in state and local politics, he has earned his reputation as a thoughtful leader and aggressive advocate with a relentless work ethic. He has represented city and county governments, universities, Florida’s […]

Brad Nail

Brad Nail is one of the most battle-tested and highly-respected policy and regulatory affairs professionals in the United States, having recently been involved in the passage of legislation enacting statewide regulatory schemes for Uber Technologies Inc.’s business in over 40 states. Brad served not just in an oversight role, but also as the principal advocate […]

Roly Marante

Roly Marante is a seasoned government affairs professional known throughout South Florida for his representation of clients on complex and compelling communitywide issues. He represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to leading regional businesses and non-profits in areas such as development and housing, education, healthcare, technology and transportation. Roly’s public sector roles give him […]

Paul Lowell

For nearly two decades, Paul Lowell has aided Florida’s political leaders and the nation’s leading businesses in sectors as diverse as economic development, education, government operations, health care, and transportation. Paul’s out-of-the-box thinking, coupled with deep knowledge of nearly every appropriations and substantive area of Florida law, has enabled him to solve a broad spectrum […]

Francois Illas

Francois Illas is known for his extraordinary grasp of the technical workings of local governments throughout South Florida and for his extensive relationships throughout the region.  In his professional governmental and political consulting, he has supported significant national and regional clients in procurement, regional and local legislative matters, land use and permit processing. He has […]

Cesar Fernandez

Cesar has spent his career navigating some of Florida’s most challenging issues facing companies, political campaigns, and government. He has been at the forefront of advocacy in the innovation and technology sector, held senior positions in six political campaigns, and worked in the Florida Senate. Prior to joining Converge Government Affairs, Cesar was on the […]

Lauren Kay DePriest

Lauren primarily works with clients at the state level as they navigate the legislative process in Tallahassee. Her degree in Economics gives her a unique perspective into the issues of today. Lauren previously worked state and local campaigns with the Republican Party of Florida, where she also interned for the Chairman of the Republican Party’s […]