TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – March 1, 2021 – The Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Florida State Government Relations group welcomes Crystal L. Stickle as senior principal in its Tallahassee office. Stickle has nearly 20 years of government affairs experience at the state and federal levels providing political, strategic and policy direction to her clients. She brings a depth of knowledge in the healthcare arena and is known for her ability to develop policy solutions and build a team to accomplish the goal. Stickle joins recent hires Michael Grissom and Mark Kruse who came to the firm in January.
Stickle most recently served as interim CEO of the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) after serving as an executive vice president and vice president of government affairs with the FHA since 2013. Prior to joining FHA, Crystal served as director of government affairs for WellCare Health Plans and government relations director for National Strategies, Inc.
“Crystal brings extensive coalition building, association and legislative expertise and is a fantastic addition to our Tallahassee group. As the new Florida legislative session begins, our top-notch team is ready to serve our statewide clients across all industries,” said Michael P. Harrell, Chair, Florida State Government Relations.
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to join Buchanan’s expanding Florida Government Relations group and to use my experience to assist numerous clients – especially in the healthcare space – with their policy goals,” said Stickle. “The firm’s national and state presence coupled with its welcoming culture is a perfect next step in my career.”
Stickle is involved in a number of Florida healthcare organizations, including the Florida Rural Health Association and Centene National Hospital Advisory Committee and was named to the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Taskforce. She received her M.A. in American Politics and Public Policy and her B.S. in Political Science from Florida State University.