The Fiorentino Group rakes in $880K in Q2 lobbying fees

By on August 20, 2014
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For the second quarter of 2014, the four-lobbyist team at the Fiorentino Group — founder Martin Fiorentino, Senior Vice-President Hubert “Bo” Bohannon, principal Joseph Mobley and consultant Mark Pinto — brought in nearly $880,000 in revenue, through a stable of 39 legislative and 42 executive principals.

Fiorentino produced those numbers by offering an in-house lineup of activists with reliable local, state and national political expertise. Fiorentino, an leading Republican fundraiser and former bundler for Mitt Romney in 2012; Bohannon has four decades of governmental experience; Mobley served as aide to State Representative and former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, and Pinto was a former Special Assistant to the Chair of the Republican Party of Florida.

In Q2, Fiorentino reported estimated maximum earnings of $449,964 legislative and $429,962 executive — bringing the total to $879,926 and an overall $1.21 million for 2014 so far.

Fiorentino’s top executive principals include investment management consulting firm BHK Holdings, Florida Crystals Corporation, HDR Engineering, Inc., Jacksonville University and the Public Defenders for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, each giving up to $19,999 during Q2 2014.

The highest-paying legislative clients were UF Health Jacksonville with up to $39,999, followed by technology firm Uber Inc., which contributed up to $29,999.

Other top legislative clients are Florida Crystals Corporation, HDR Engineering, Inc., Jacksonville University and the Public Defenders for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, each giving the lobbying house up to $19,999.

Advocacy firms must file quarterly compensation reports, even if there is no compensation during that quarter. Registered lobbyists, if they represent principals during the reporting period, must file compensation reports for the quarter.

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