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Jon Johnson

PRINCIPAL

Jon Johnson


Jon Johnson formed Johnson and Associates in 1995, which became Johnson & Blanton in 2005. Jon's lobbying and political consulting experience includes diverse areas such as: healthcare, managed care, worker's compensation, professional regulation, insurance, telecommunications, utilities and criminal justice. ...

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Travis Blanton

PRINCIPAL

Travis Blanton


Travis joined Johnson and Associates in 2002, which became Johnson & Blanton in 2005. His extensive experience in Florida government includes serving as the chief of staff for the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which is responsible for administering Florida's $20 billion Medicaid program and regulating more than 19,000 health care facilities throughout the state. ...

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Melanie Brown

DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Melanie Brown


Melanie Brown returned to Johnson & Blanton in February 2011 as a Director of Government Relations. She was previously at Johnson & Blanton from May 2004 to August 2006 and was responsible for managing projects and special assignments, researching client issues, and developing marketing strategies for the company and its clients. ...

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Darrick D. McGhee

VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Darrick D. McGhee


Darrick D. McGhee is the firm's Vice President of Government Relation with two decades of experience in government (especially state and local). Most recently, Darrick was the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott. In this capacity, he was responsible for advocating and securing passage of the Governor's legislative priorities. ...

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Cheryl Adams

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & OFFICE MANAGER

Cheryl Adams


Cheryl joined Johnson & Blanton in 2007 as executive assistant and office manager. She is affectionately referred to as ‘The Hub’ for her ability to ensure all activities of the firm run smoothly and effectively. Cheryl wears many hats; office operations, events coordination, and TeamJB logistics are all aspects of her work at Johnson & Blanton. ...

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Diane Carr

GENERAL COUNSEL

Diane Carr


Diane began her career at the intersection of law, policy, and politics as a legislative intern for the Florida House of Representatives while still in law school at Florida State University. She rounded out her law school experience serving as Executive Editor of the Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Team, and as the recipient of a Public Service Fellowship. ...

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Dale Patchett

SENIOR ADVISOR

Dale Patchett


Dale Patchett was born and raised in Illinois where he attended Southern Illinois University. Following graduation, he began working for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Forestry in Vero Beach, Florida. Dale was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1976 where he served seven consecutive terms, the last six years as the Republican Leader. ...

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Georgia McKeown

SENIOR ADVISOR

Georgia McKeown


Georgia McKeown has thirty-five years of experience in public service, marketing, public relations, and politics at both the state and national level. Her diversified experience offers a broad network of personal, corporate, and government contacts throughout the state of Florida. ...

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Rose Tuzik

LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT

Rose Tuzik


Rose Tuzik was previously hired at Johnson & Blanton, LLC. as the Office Runner during the 2016 Legislative Session and was asked to return in a higher position as Team JB’s Legislative Assistant for the 2017 Legislative Session. She now currently works full-time with the Communications Director, and is also in charge of the Public Relations and Marketing aspects of the firm. ...

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