TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 13, 2023) – Tori Deal has joined Holland & Knight's Florida Government Advocacy Team as a public affairs advisor. She previously served as senior executive assistant and advisor to numerous secretaries of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and as the director of operations at The Vogel Group and Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak.
"Tori's 14 years of experience working with the FDEP will enhance the services we offer our clients," said Karen Walker, leader of Holland & Knight's Government Section. "She contributes a wealth of knowledge in governmental affairs, and we are glad to welcome her to our team."
Ms. Deal joins shortly after the arrival of Senior Policy Advisor Jon Steverson, a former secretary of the FDEP. She focuses on client support in legislative and public policy, as well as providing clients guidance on action needed to further their agendas, taking into consideration government relations, communications and issue management.
"Tori is a respected advisor within the capitol who has cultivated strong relationships with policymakers and the entire Florida executive branch," said Mr. Steverson. "I was always impressed with her innate work ethic and rapport with key stakeholders, so it is a pleasure to have her join our team."