Tim Stapleton has been at the intersection of health care policy, politics, and business in Florida for over 25 years. For over two decades, he spearheaded the government affairs and political operations of a large, statewide professional association representing physicians.
From 2008-2021, Tim served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Medical Association (FMA), the third largest state medical organization in the country. Under his leadership, the FMA achieved record growth through strategic partnerships, increased membership, and innovative programs that generated new streams of revenue. Prior to serving as CEO, Tim led the FMA’s multi-million-dollar public affairs operation for 10 years, building one of the country’s most effective political action committees and overseeing the advocacy organization in the State of Florida.
In 2015, Tim was recognized in INFLUENCE Magazine’s inaugural list of the 100 Most Influential People in Florida Politics. Following the 2018 election, he served on the health care transition team for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Tim advises health care industry clients on a broad array of public policy issues. He helps clients build relationships to advance their business goals. With over 25 years of experience navigating Florida’s legislative and political process, Tim helps clients develop a strategic plan for advancing their business goals and achieving their priorities.
When he is not working, Tim spends time volunteering for organizations dedicated to helping people with special needs. He has served on the Board of Independence Landing in Tallahassee, a not-for-profit corporation with a mission to build an affordable, safe, planned residential community for adults with varying intellectual and/or developmental disabilities allowing residents to successfully lead independent and fulfilled lives. He actively raises funds for the Els for Autism Foundation in Jupiter, Florida and is a supporter of the Autism Project of Palm Beach County.
- Board of Directors, Independence Landing, Tallahassee, Florida