Leading Florida-based government affairs firm, Ballard Partners, announces the addition of Katherine San Pedro as partner of the company’s Tallahassee and Miami offices. In her new role, San Pedro will hone her extensive political, public relations and legislative experience to serve clients’ state government and issue advocacy needs. She is joining the firm as its youngest Hispanic female partner.
“Katherine has a stellar reputation in Florida politics, having forged key relationships with members of the Florida Legislature from her years campaigning and working in the Capitol,” said Brian Ballard, president of Ballard Partners. “Her intricate knowledge of policy analysis, crisis communications and campaign management will be an asset to both our team and our clients.”
Most recently, San Pedro was the External & Legislative Affairs Regional Director for AT&T Florida, where she led the telecommunication giant’s teams in Miami Dade, Monroe, Lee, Collier Counties. Prior to this private sector experience, she served as legislative assistant to Florida House Representative Bryan Avila as well as Florida House Speaker Pro Tempore Jeanette Núñez. A seasoned campaign manager, San Pedro has spearheaded fundraising, operations and strategy for competitive local, state and federal elections throughout South and Central Florida.
Named one of SaintPetersBlog’s 2014 “30 Under 30 Rising Stars in Florida Politics,” San Pedro holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.