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Thomas J. Rooney

Thomas J. Rooney

Principal, Government Relations

Tallahassee, FL

How Tom Helps Clients

Having spent the past decade as a Congressman, serving Florida’s 17th District, Tom is well-versed in the ins and outs of Washington, D.C., the federal appropriations process and how best to use his experience to help advance clients’ needs and interests.

During his tenure in Congress, Tom served on the House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittees on Agriculture, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and State and Foreign Operations and as a deputy majority whip. He was also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and served as chairman of the Intelligence Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Intelligence Subcommittee on the NSA and Cybersecurity.

Prior to being elected, Tom worked as an assistant attorney general as well as the CEO of The Children’s Place at Home Safe, a home for abused and neglected children. Noting Tom’s interest and passion for assisting children, former Governor Bush appointed Tom to the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County Board of Directors.

During his time in Congress, Tom was a champion on behalf of Florida agriculture and livestock industries – which he continues to focus on in his new role.

What Clients Can Expect

Given Tom’s vast experience in the public, military, private and non-profit sectors, clients find Tom to be extremely knowledgeable about how their business objectives can be best served on the state or federal government level.

Outside the Office

Tom and his wife Tara are parents to three teenage boys. In his spare time, Tom enjoys golf and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia 76ers.