Jeff Kottkamp, DPL 

FAPL Chairman


Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists

Welcome to FAPL's all new website, we hope you enjoy its new look, improved functionality and use its many resources. 

The Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL) was established in 2002, to be a broad-based organization committed to establishing and maintaining high standards for professional advocates.

FAPL members adhere to explicit standards of conduct in dealing with public officials, clients, and other members of the lobby corps. Our principles are centered on honesty, integrity, and respect for the political process. FAPL's mission focuses on education and the ethical conduct which fosters a lobby corps that is both knowledgeable and professional.

FAPL is governed by a Board of Directors, but ultimate power is vested in our members. FAPL membership is open to any Florida registered lobbyist.


Elections Results for the

FAPL 2019 Board of Directors

The FAPL Board Election process is complete and the 2018 Nominating Chairman David Mica is pleased to announce the following results:

Continuing on the Board for the 2019/2020 term:

    • Jennifer Green, CAE, DPL
    • Jeffrey Kottkamp, Esq., DPL
    • David Mica, CAE, DPL
    • Doug Wheeler, DPL
Newly elected to the Board for the 2019/2020 term:

    • Barney Bishop III, DPL
    • Jenna Paladino, DPL
    • Ron Pierce, DPL
    • Justin Thames, DPL
    • Larry Williams, DPL
Thank you to all FAPL Members who participated in the election process, we value your input and support as FAPL continues to grow and focus on educational programs and professional ethics.

Please join us in congratulating all candidates, welcoming back those returning to the Board and welcoming the newly elected Board Members that take office January 1, 2019.  

Renew your FAPL Membership for 2019

All members of FAPL are invited to renew their 2019 membership dues through our new web site portal.  Your membership in FAPL starts on January 1st runs through December 31st of each year.

To renew your annual FAPL membership dues online, select the white Log in button in the blue box below and enter your email address to receive access to your profile on this new site.   If your name appears in the blue box below you are already logged in, click on your name to view your profile.

Once you have logged in, you can, update your profile and upload your latest head-shot photo for the Membership Directory and renew you FAPL membership for 2019.

Not currently a member of FAPL?  Go to the JOIN FAPL page and sign up

 Quick Links to Resources

Florida Lobbying
Laws, Rules & Opinions

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FAPL Code of Ethics

FAPL's  ethical principles are based on the organization's core values and the standards to which the professional is held

Florida Lobbyist Registration &

Lobbyists are urged to read the full text of the law, Sec. 112.3215, F. S., as amended by 2005-359...

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Snapshots from 

  2018 Annual Conference

In September of this year, lobbyists from around the state gathered at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek in Orlando for the 14th Annual FAPL Conference to network, learn valuable information and earn their DPL designation.

In addition to the interesting and notable presenters during the conference, the attendees were pleased that were able to meet and hear from five of the eight statewide cabinet candidates during the three-day event.

To view the FAPL Conference Program that contains the education agenda, list of speakers and the conference events sponsors .

Here are some snapshots from the weekend.


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