The Mayernick Group, one of Florida’s leading boutique government relations firms today announced the expansion of its team with the addition of Rob Johnson, long-time policy advisor and legislative and Cabinet affairs director to Attorney General Pam Bondi. Johnson brings more than 16 years of experience in Florida’s executive and legislative branches as well as the Florida Cabinet.
“The Mayernick Group is excited that Rob is joining as a partner in our firm,” said Frank Mayernick. “We have experienced significant growth and know that as a well-respected professional, Rob has strong relationships and knowledge of the process that will help us continue to serve our current and future clients.”
Since 2007, Johnson served as director of legislative and Cabinet affairs for Florida Attorney General Bondi. Prior to that, he served as Cabinet affairs director to Attorney General Bill McCollum. Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Johnson served as Gov. Jeb Bush’s deputy director of Cabinet affairs and clemency issues.
Johnson has expertise in navigating complex policy issues including property insurance, bond finance, and environmental and State Board of Trustees issues. Rob was extensively involved in the 2003 Workers’ Compensation overhaul while serving as legislative advisor to Florida’s first CFO. He also worked closely with members of the Florida Legislature and House and Senate Leadership on several of General Bondi’s priorities, including passage of synthetic drug legislation, human trafficking measures and bills providing much needed resources to victims of violent crimes.
“I look forward to working with professionals like Frank and Tracy and am committed to providing the firm’s clients with sound strategic counsel as we move into the 2017 Legislative Session,” said Johnson.
Johnson, an avid golfer, grew up in Ft. Myers, Florida, and earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University. He and his wife, Alia Faraj-Johnson, senior vice president and Florida Public Affairs leader for Hill+Knowlton Strategies, live in Tallahassee with their 8-year old daughter, who is also a golfer.
The Mayernick Group is a full-service government relations firm located in the heart of Tallahassee, Florida. Founded by Frank and Tracy Mayernick, The Mayernick Group helps clients navigate through the Legislative process and policy issues before the Executive branch of Florida government. Its team of experts collectively has more than 50 years of government relations experience with an emphasis on public policy, appropriations, and insurance and health issues.