January 20, 2021 – Lewis, Longman & Walker’s Kasey Lewis has been promoted to Government Relations Specialist, the first non-attorney lobbyist in the firm’s history. As Government Relations Specialist, she assists the Legislative Team in representing clients before the Florida Legislature, as well as tracking and monitoring legislation, amendments, and appropriations relevant to client issues.
Kasey joined LLW in June of 2019 as a Legislative Coordinator and became a registered lobbyist in June 2020. She is also on track to receive her Master of Public Administration and Policy degree from the American University this May. Kasey was named one of INFLUENCE Magazine’s Rising Stars of Florida Politics in their Winter 2021 issue, previously known as “30 Under 30.”
Kasey previously served as a Legislative Assistant to Representative Matt Willhite, and later to Senator Lori Berman. During her tenure in the House of Representatives, Kasey worked with Willhite on issues relating to Florida’s Retirement System, transportation and first responders. A special point of pride was supporting Willhite in the development and passage of legislation to provide worker’s compensation benefits to first responders who suffered from job-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Moving on to Senator Berman’s office, Kasey discovered her passion for health care policy and worked as the lead on health care issues for the Senator while Berman served as Vice Chair of the Senate Health Policy Committee. That grounding in the complex world of health care has proven to be invaluable in her current role at LLW, where she has been heavily involved in issues relating to public health, health care delivery and scope of practice.
Kasey is a second-generation Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. Kasey received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and holds certificates in Public Affairs and Political Campaigning from the University of Florida. While still an undergraduate, she was chosen for an internship sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 850-222-5702.