The Fall 2023 issue of INFLUENCE Magazine features Gunster Government Affairs Consultant, Tim Stapleton, discussing his move to Gunster and highlighting some key achievements since joining the firm.

Stapleton, who for more than two decades spearheaded the government affairs and political operations of the Florida Medical Association, sheds light on how his background helped him to transition into the private sector and serve as a trusted advisor to his clients. He shares a few significant accomplishments he and the rest of the Gunster Government Affairs Law & Lobbying team are proud of, including securing $1 million in funding for the Els for Autism Foundation and working on HB 387, which expanded the use of telehealth for medical marijuana recertification. Stapleton also notes that the rise of artificial intelligence in health care technology presents myriad exciting opportunities for the future of the industry.

Gunster consultant Tim Stapleton

Tim Stapleton provides strategic advice to businesses, organizations and associations on a broad array of complex legislative, regulatory and economic development issues. He works with clients to create customized advocacy solutions to advance their business interests and helps identify various government funding opportunities. Tim has leveraged his policy expertise and key relationships to secure millions in funding for organizations involved in health and human services, economic development and the arts in Florida.


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