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Florida Chamber Ramps Up Political Operations Makes Strategic Hires, Promotions, and Introduces New Candidate School


Florida Chamber of Commerce: Edie Ousley

Florida Chamber Ramps Up Political Operations Makes Strategic Hires, Promotions, and Introduces New Candidate School

TALLAHASSEE, FL (June 1, 2020)Elections matter, and with Florida’s ever-changing political landscape, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is ramping up its Political Operations program by making strategic hires and promotions, and introducing a non-partisan candidate school aimed at recruiting better candidates for the more than 4,500 electable positions through 2025.



Part of its planned 2025 strategic planning efforts, the ramped up Political Operations builds on 100 years of team campaign experience, and winning records, including:

On Nick Catroppo’s hiring, David Hart, Florida Chamber Executive Vice President said: “I’m excited to welcome the extraordinary talents of Nick Catroppo to our Political Operations team. His experience at running and winning campaigns in Florida for candidates who believe in free enterprise makes him the perfect choice to build upon our past successes and lead to future success and victories over the next several election cycles.”

Catroppo has nearly a decade of experience advising government officials and candidates on political and policy matters, and leading successful political campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. He has led and served on numerous campaigns for a variety of candidates, including Attorney General Ashley Moody, Representative James Buchanan, and former Congressmen David Jolly and Richard Nugent.

“Over the years, the Chamber has proven to be the unifying force in Florida politics, and I’m honored to return to my home state and join this incredible, growing program. From the start, my focus will be on uniting our business community and leading the Chamber’s political victories into the 2020 Election cycle, especially during such challenging and unprecedented times,” said Nick Catroppo.

Catroppo received a political science degree from the University of South Florida, and will join the team later this month.


Attorney General Ashley Moody: “Nick has a wealth of experience in politics earning the trust and respect of his colleagues in state and federal government.  He will be a great asset to the Florida Chamber and its members.”

Senate President Designate Wilton Simpson: “Nick is a great choice to lead the political operations at the Florida Chamber going into the 2020 election cycle and beyond. He has an impressive resume of accomplishments in the political arena that will only continue to grow in this new capacity. Nick and his wife, Amanda, have deep roots in Florida which I know will help him better serve the Florida Chamber and its members. I look forward to working with Nick, and the entire team at the Florida Chamber, to support our business community, create jobs, grow our economy and Relaunch Florida.”

Congressman Vern Buchanan: “The Florida Chamber unifies Florida’s business community behind the right candidates and the right issues and Nick Catroppo has the experience and pro-business focus to make sure the right things happen in Florida”.


The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit for more information.

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