The Florida Chamber of Commerce today announced the promotion of Carolyn Johnson to Vice President of Government Affairs.
In her new role, she will manage the development and strategic implementation of the Florida Chamber’s annual legislative agenda, the Florida Business Agenda, and lead the Florida Chamber’s team of professional, connected and experienced lobbyists to represent the interests of the business community before policymakers. Carolyn will also oversee the continued growth of the strategic initiatives led by the Florida Chamber’s Government Affairs department, including Autonomous Florida, the Consumer Protection Coalition, the Florida Chamber Litigation & Regulatory Reform Center, Florida Wins, the Florida Chamber Healthcare Partnership, the Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition and the Florida Chamber Small Business Council. She will be an integral part of efforts to expand and strengthen the Florida Chamber’s advocacy efforts as Florida business heads into another significant legislative session for the future of our state.
“Carolyn is known by policymakers and business leaders for her deep policy expertise, tenacity on behalf of our members and unwavering commitment to free enterprise. I am certain in her new role she will continue to be a strong advocate for Florida’s business community in the Capitol and around the state as we seek to grow and diversify our economy,” said Florida Chamber Executive Vice President of Government and Political Relations Frank Walker. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside her to advocate for Florida’s job creators and the policies that will secure Florida’s future.”
Carolyn has been an essential part of the Florida Chamber team for the past nine legislative sessions. Prior to joining the Florida Chamber, Carolyn spent half a dozen years working as legislative staff in the Florida Legislature and on statewide political campaigns.
“It’s been an honor to work with the Florida Chamber these past nine years and I am thrilled to continue my service representing Florida’s business community in this new capacity,” said Florida Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Carolyn Johnson. “I look forward to working with the Florida Chamber Board of Directors, members, the Chamber team and lawmakers as we advocate for the right policies to grow Florida into the 10th largest economy in the world.”
The Florida Chamber is proud to have Carolyn Johnson on the team as Vice President of Government Affairs and is looking forward to her continued leadership in fighting for lawsuit reform and improving Florida’s bottom-five legal climate, stabilizing Florida’s property insurance market, continued efforts to diversify Florida’s economy and attract job creators to Florida, ensuring Florida markets its tourism economy, keeping taxed on local businesses and families low, and limiting regulatory red take on local businesses.
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The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of Florida job creators and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and region. The Florida Chamber is uniting Florida’s job creators for good to further diversity Florida’s economy, growing it to a top 10 global economy, and is the driving force of Florida’s Future. Committed to fighting for jobs and defeating legislation threatening to Florida’s free enterprise system, the Florida Chamber aggressively works within the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of state government to advocate legislation essential to keeping Florida, Florida and the continued improvement of Florida’s business climate and sustained economic development across the state. For more information, visit www.flchamber.com.