Tom Feeney, Ed Moore Team Up to Lead All Things Florida Consulting

All Things Florida‭ ‬Consulting launched this week as former U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Fla.; Dr. Ed Moore, the former president of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF); and Ryan Visco Fierst who served as a‭ mmanagement analyst and program director at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) have teamed up.

The new company will “assist Florida based organizations,‭ ‬associations,‭ ‬service‭ ‬delivery groups and other entities by helping them identify,‭ ‬secure,‭ ‬and‭ ‬manage federal,‭ ‬state and philanthropic funding for Florida based‭ ‬projects” and “provide policy and funding solutions for Florida associations and local governments and assist clients by facilitating the process so‭ ‬they can build capacity and programs to meet their needs and those of their members.”

‭Besides his time in Congress, Feeney served in the Florida House, rising to become speaker, and worked as the president and CEO of the Associated Industries of Florida. Moore was the executive director of RESET Florida to help the Sunshine State rebound from the pandemic and was the staff director for policy in the Florida House. ‬Visco Fierst, who is an attorney, served on Feeney’s congressional staff and was public policy director for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce,.

“We are the third-largest state,‭ ‬and continuing to grow‭”‬,‭ ‬said‭ ‬Moore who is a longtime contributor to Florida Daily.‭ “‬Our diverse population,‭ ‬especially our large senior‭ ‬population,‭ ‬requires added focus on health and wellness.‭ ‬Meanwhile,‭ ‬it is essential that we work with our state partners and stakeholders to find solutions to meet the immense workforce needs our state is facing.‭ ‬We know workforce is a top priority of our clients,‭ ‬no matter the sector,‭ ‬and our team has the collective years of experience to assist them with developing program strategies to meet those needs.‭”‬

‭“‬Our mission and vision is to connect Florida stakeholders with potential funding resources at the federal,‭ ‬state,‭ ‬and local levels,‭ ‬and to make sure they have the tools they need to meet the challenges of the‭ ‬21st-century economy.‭ ‬I’m looking forward to working with this team to assist our clients in building legacy projects that keep our state ever competitive and resilient,” Feeney said.

‬“It’s a great privilege to work with‭ two individuals who I’ve long considered mentors in my professional career and who have both worked to bring commonsense and fiscally-sound solutions to‭ ‬our state for so many years,‭” ‬said Visco Fierst.‭ “‬I’m excited to join this partnership and use my background in law,‭ ‬public policy,‭ ‬and program and grant management to work to assist Florida associations and local governments with building their capacity and seeking funding solutions.‭”

Kevin Derby
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