INFLUENCE Magazine — Summer 2018

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When someone needs to get something done politically in Miami they end up in the Floridian Partners office, managed by Brian May. A former top aide and political alumnus of Bill Nelson and Alex Penelas, May has emerged over the last decade as the top political navigator in Miami’s complex political environment. May and his Floridian Miami partner Rodney Barreto handle clients ranging from the Miami Dolphins to the ever-needy technology companies Microsoft, Uber and Airbnb. May combines his years of inside experience with a willingness to roll up his sleeves, understand his clients’ business needs and match his political and public affairs prowess to get results. From Miami Beach to the county; from the School Board to the City of Miami, May is the top inside player to get things done. – Charlie Dudley, Managing partner, Floridian Partners


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Tracy is an incredible ally and resource to have on your side, whether it’s dealing with a complicated, highstakes issue or a substantial appropriations item. From my experience, she is always prepared, fun to be around and has a great political sense of how to get things done. Interestingly enough, I have seen Tracy from both sides of an issue, and she is fierce, informed and always represents her client well. In an industry dominated by men, Tracy has navigated a highly competitive industry and risen over the years to be known as one of the top lobbyists in Florida. In addition to being well respected and liked, she also works tirelessly on behalf of her clients while juggling family life and ensuring quality time with her two young daughters. – Kelli Stargel, Republican State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader