Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney welcomed Mike Grissom and Mark Kruse to its Florida State Government Relations group this week.
Grissom joins as principal and Kruse as senior advisor.
“Mike and Mark bring decades of executive branch, legislative and policy experience, and we are thrilled to welcome them to our government relations practice. Our clients will benefit from their insight and expertise related to economic development initiatives, rural infrastructure, business relocation incentives and more,” said Michael Harrell, who chairs Buchanan’s Florida State Government Relations practice.
Grissom has nearly two decades of local, state and federal election and policy experience.
He is a former executive vice president of Enterprise Florida, where he led legislative and external affairs efforts on behalf of the organization.
The University of Central Florida alumnus has also served as executive director of the Republican Party of Florida, as senior director of political affairs at the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and as a political strategist to former Gov. Rick Scott and former Attorney General Bill McCollum.
“I’m excited to collaborate with Buchanan’s teams in Tallahassee and Washington, DC as we advocate for our clients in Florida and get the state’s economy back on track,” he said.
Kruse comes to