LMA Newsletter

LMA NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Thanksgiving Grace

As we get ready to get into the kitchen and enjoy time with family on Thanksgiving this Thursday, I wanted to open this edition with one word – Grateful. This year marks LMA’s 9th anniversary and we have grown to be one of the leading public policy, communications and business development firms in the state.  I have so …

LMA NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Stay Strong and Keep a Good Thought

The past couple weeks have been tough in the Florida legislature and for that matter, around the country.  The media has daily fodder to report the latest scandal in corporate, entertainment, and government circles.

Florida has served up some headlines of its own with, in the past 12 months, two state senators resigning, …

LMA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 30, 2017

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

The state of Florida has submitted four regional proposals to Amazon in hopes of becoming the site of the online retail giant’s second headquarters.  The four – South Florida, Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville – are among 238 proposals Amazon had received by last week’s deadline from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts, and territories …

LMA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2, 2017

We Have Been Carrying the Water, Now It’s Time to Pick Up the Bucket!

For those of you who closely follow LMA’s work, you have heard me say over and over again that the “graying” of our insurance industry workforce (yes, as the old TV commercial used to say, “only my hairdresser knows”!) is posing a huge challenge in many …

LMA NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Irma Strikes Florida – But It Could Have Been Worse

Our heart goes out to those seriously impacted by Hurricane Irma.  As Governor Scott reminded us many times leading up to and during the storm, “We can rebuild your home, but we can’t rebuild your life.”  Amid the tragedy of last week’s hurricane, there should be some thankfulness that it …

LMA NEWSLETTER AUGUST 21, 2017

Life in Steinhatchee Florida Slow and peaceful

I was invited to attend a live town hall meeting at Florida’s Steinhatchee Landing and in attendance were local elected officials from the surrounding counties of Taylor, Dixie, Gilchrist, Madison, Lafayette, Levy, and many others.  Each county’s representative passionately expressed to the three Florida senators present how important it was that their residents …

LMA NEWSLETTER AUGUST 7, 2017

Of Technology and Road Trips

Since 2000, my smartphone of choice was the Blackberry.  I was one of the first to use one in the fortune 500 companies I worked for and then when I returned to state government in the insurance regulatory arena, I was one of the first in the state agencies to have the device so I …

LMA NEWSLETTER JULY 24, 2017

Dog Days of Summer

We are in the middle of the dog days of summer!  For those of you who live in milder climates, we thought we would share with you what that means.  A fun factoid:  The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “diēs caniculārēs” or “dog days.”  The name came about because they associated …