Jennifer J. Green, CAE, DPL
President & Owner

Jennifer Green is President and owner of Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC and founded the firm in early 2007 with former U.S. Senator Connie Mack. With more than 23 years of experience in political, lobbying and grassroots activities in the State of Florida she consults primarily on state Legislative and Executive branch issues. Jennifer is the Past Chairman of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL) and still serves on the board and the FAPL Education Foundation, and in numerous capacities within the organization and was recently 


Ethan Merchant

Governmental Affairs Coordinator

Ethan Merchant serves as Governmental Affairs Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Vice-President at Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC. Before joining Liberty Partners, Merchant served as a Page in the Florida House of Representatives and most recently served as a Legislative Intern during the 2017 and 2018 Florida Legislature Committee Weeks and Session. Additionally, Merchant has experience working with grassroots campaigns at the local, state, and federal level. 

Before moving to Tallahassee, Merchant served as a Bank Teller at First Federal Bank of Florida for nearly two years. Merchant also previously assisted the baseball team and Athletic Director at Chipola College in Marianna by serving as Athletic Student Manager.

Merchant graduated in 2013 from Holmes County High School in Bonifay, FL. Merchant was very active in Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) during his high school career. Merchant graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.) from Chipola College, where he was a member of the Honor’s Program and Dean’s List. Upon completion at Chipola, Merchant obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Florida State University. Merchant resides in Tallahassee, FL. 

 

The Honorable David Murzin, DPL

Northwest Florida Strategic Partner

Dave Murzin owns 850 Consulting Consulting Group, LLC and is a strategic consultant with Liberty Partners of Tallahassee serving as the Northwest Florida Director. His work with Liberty Partners is to consult with the firm on advocacy and community relations efforts - particularly in the Florida Panhandle where he served in the Florida House of Representatives for eight years. Before being elected to the Florida House, Dave served as a key legislative staff member to former Rep. Jeff Miller and former Majority Leader Jerry Maygarden.

While serving in the House, Rep. Murzin held numerous leadership roles. He was appointed by the House Speaker Larry Cretul to the Florida Council on Military Base and Mission Support, served on the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council as both Vice Chairman and Chairman, was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to both the Joint Select Committee on Hurricane Insurance and the Property Tax Reform Committee, was appointed by former House Speaker and current U.S. Senator Marco Rubio to the Joint Property Tax Reform Committee, served on the Escambia County Utilities Authority Administrative Advisory Committee and in many other capacities both in Tallahassee and his Pensacola House district.


Dave received degrees from Pensacola Junior College, A.A. Business and the University of West Florida, B.S. Political Science, Minor Economics, 1991. He and his son Benjamin reside in Pensacola, Florida.

Melanie S. Bostick, DPL
Vice President

Melanie Bostick is Vice President of Liberty Partners. With nearly 15 years of experience in the political arena, both on the state and national level, Bostick primarily focuses on public policy issues related to insurance, condominium and homeowners associations, energy and utilities, and tax and elections. She comes to the firm with a strong involvement in politics and association and organizational management. Over the last few years, Bostick worked on legislative and regulatory insurance related matters and served as an assistant to a member of the Florida Public Service Commission. Prior to that time, Bostick was an in-house lobbyist and association executive for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, worked for several statewide and national trade associations and for five years owned and operated a small-business retail establishment.

Bostick has participated in three national Presidential conventions and has been a board member of various political and community organizations for over a decade. She also gained tremendous insight into the national political arena as assistant to the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, where she served during the hotly-contested 2000 Presidential election and election recount.

A graduate of Florida State University, Bostick received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and also earned the Designated Professional Lobbyist title from the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyist (FAPL). She and her family reside in Crawfordville, Fla

Gina Sisk

Executive Office Manager

Gina Sisk is the Executive Office Manager of Liberty Partners of Tallahassee.  With more than 20 years’ experience in state government and a dozen years of legislative and contract experience on the state level, Gina brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.  

Before joining Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, Gina was the Legislative Senior Management Analyst and Contract Administrator for a large state agency.  She was the legislative liaison between the Department and the Executive Office of the Governor and Policy and Budget staff, Senate and House members of the Florida Legislature, legislative committee and district staff, governmental sister agencies, and stakeholders.  Gina also managed more than seventy contracts pertaining to Economic Self-Sufficiency, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Public Benefits Integrity and Office of the General Counsel within the state agency. 

Gina was born and raised in Tallahassee and still resides there along with her daughter, Cassidy and 2 grandchildren, Nolan and Katie.  Her son, Jake, is a 2nd Lt.  in the United States Marine Corps.   

 

awarded by her lobbyist colleagues the FAPL Ken Plante Founder’s Award for ethical leadership. As the sole owner of the firm, Jennifer has secured Liberty Partners as a Florida-certified Minority and Women owned Business Enterprise (MWBE).


Prior to Liberty Partners, Jennifer served as the Deputy Executive Director and lead lobbyist for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). Jennifer headed up the legislative, communications, regulatory, political committee and membership functions of the 18,000-plus member organization with a $13 million annual budget. Jennifer’s direct staff reports consisted of more than 20 management and director-level employees. Jennifer was responsible for the administration and fundraising efforts of five political action committees totaling more than $350,000 in contributions per election cycle and a statewide grassroots network with more than 400 individual CPAs. Previous to her tenure with the FICPA, she lobbied the Florida Legislature on behalf of the Florida Bankers Association and a private lobbying firm. In addition, Jennifer participated in several statewide Florida political campaigns including the 1992 Bush-Quayle Presidential campaign and former Governor Jeb Bush's 1994 and 1998 campaigns.

In addition to lobbying, Jennifer's background includes experience in many aspects of advocacy including grassroots activities, coalition building, strategic management, communications, member relations and marketing. Jennifer has a wide range of business-related expertise and has worked with several successful business coalitions and directed the efforts of a group of 27 organizations that successfully defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have created a services tax in Florida.

Jennifer earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executive (ASAE) after graduating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce four-year association management program. Jennifer also earned the Designated Professional Lobbyist (DPL) title from the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL). Jennifer is a member of ASAE, the Florida Society Association Executives (FSAE) and serves on the boards of FAPL, Florida Chamber Political Institute, Florida Chamber CCE and is a past member of FSAE's Board and Foundation. Jennifer received her Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Florida State University. She and her husband reside in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Tim Parson, DPL
Director of Government Relations


Tim Parson is the Director of Government Relations for Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC. With over 10 years of experience in the state legislature, he has accumulated tremendous insight into state government and the legislative process.

Before joining Liberty Partners, Tim served as the Legislative Affairs Director for a large state agency, where he lobbied the Legislature on issues such as child welfare, human trafficking and public benefit fraud. While there, he was responsible for developing the agency’s policy proposals and budget priorities and then leading the legislative advocacy team during the legislative session. Additionally, he served as the lead liaison for the agency before state lawmakers and key stakeholders. Prior to that time, Tim served as the Chief Legislative Assistant to two state Senators where he was responsible for drafting legislative proposals and representing the Senators before select committees.

Tim was recently chosen as a James Madison Institute Fellow for their program designed for under-40 professionals in the state. Tim received both his Masters Degree in Public Administration and Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of West Florida. He and his family reside in Tallahassee, Florida.