Personnel note: Veteran lobbyist Tim Stanfield moves to Pennington

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Veteran Florida insurance lobbyist Tim Stanfield has moved to Tallahassee-based Pennington to become part of its insurance and legislative practice.

Formerly of the Colodny Fass lobbying house, Stanfield joins Pennington’s advocacy team of Doug Bell, Mike Harrell, Jim DeBeaugrine, Marnie George, Gene Adams, and Steve Roddenberry.

Stanfield’s hire is just the latest in Pennington’s efforts to expand its legislative team, which comes with the merger of Harrell’s and Bell’s client roster.

With 10 years of lobbying experience, Stanfield will boost the firm’s presence in both the legislative and executive branches.

As a leading figure in the Florida Capitol, known for his expertise and work ethic, Stanfield has played a crucial role in promoting legislation on a wide range of subjects. His specialties include sovereign immunity; budget; transportation and highway safety; insurance; law enforcement; education; and health care. He has also developed strong relationships with the Department of Financial Services, Office of Insurance Regulation, Department of Economic Opportunity, Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Agency of Health Care Administration and the Department of Management Services.

Stanfield currently serves on the Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and authored several works for industry publications: Appleman’s On Insurance; AM Best’s Review; ABA Committee News; Property Casualty 360 and Professional Insurance Agent Magazine. 

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