Tom uses the expertise and relationships he gained through his experience in Florida state government to provide invaluable counsel to Smith, Bryan & Myers’ (SBM) clients as they pursue their legislative and executive branch priorities. He has earned a reputation as a trusted and respected voice with key stakeholders throughout Florida on a number of policy issues.
Having previously served in both public and private government relations positions, Tom provides SBM with a unique perspective on a number of policy areas. During his time in Florida government and politics, Tom has worked extensively on issues relating to health care, criminal justice, education, insurance and finance. He has excelled at developing relationships with key decision-makers throughout the governmental arena.
Prior to his career in government affairs, Tom served as Chief of Staff to Senator Rob Bradley. In this role, Tom developed expertise working on a variety of policy matters at the national, state and local level, with a focus on appropriations issues relating to criminal justice, health care, education, environment, and transportation.
Before working for the Florida Legislature, Tom managed campaigns and was instrumental in fundraising efforts for political races in the state, successfully guiding the campaigns of numerous candidates. Tom remains active in elections throughout the state of Florida.
An avid runner, Tom participates in multiple charities associated with long-distance races. He sits on the James Madison Institute’s Board of Advisors and is an Awesome Tallahassee Trustee. A graduate of Florida State University, Tom lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Shannon.