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Michael Grissom, principal and Mark Kruse, senior advisor in the firm's Florida State Government Relations group, were featured in the Florida Politics article, "The Morning Read of What’s Hot in Florida Politics."

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney welcomed Mike Grissom and Mark Kruse to its Florida State Government Relations group this week.

Grissom joins as principal and Kruse as senior advisor.

“Mike and Mark bring decades of executive branch, legislative and policy experience, and we are thrilled to welcome them to our government relations practice. Our clients will benefit from their insight and expertise related to economic development initiatives, rural infrastructure, business relocation incentives and more,” said Mike Harrell, who chairs Buchanan’s Florida State Government Relations practice.

Grissom has nearly two decades of local, state and federal election and policy experience, including a stint as executive vice president of Enterprise Florida, where he led legislative and external affairs efforts on behalf of the organization.

“I’m excited to collaborate with Buchanan’s teams in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. as we advocate for our clients in Florida and get the state’s economy back on track,” he said.

Kruse comes to Buchanan from Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ Office of Policy and Budget, Transportation and Economic Development Unit, where he served as a Policy Coordinator. He also served in several positions in former Gov. Rick Scott’s administration.

The Florida State University College of Law graduate has also served on staff in various capacities in the state House and the Senate Commerce Committee.

“As I transition back to private practice, I am looking forward to using my law degree and legislative knowledge to help Buchanan’s clients meet their policy goals in Florida,” added Kruse.