Frank Tsamoutales

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Frank Tsamoutales
Picture of Frank N. Tsamoutales
Born May 1960 (age 57)
Occupation Businessman, Lobbyist

Frank Tsamoutales (born May 1, 1960) is a government and business consultant and a Florida native. He is the President, Chairman, and CEO of Tsamoutales Strategies.

Education[edit]

Tsamoutales graduated from Melbourne Central Catholic High School in 1978, and earned a BS from Florida State University in 1982, concentrating in Government and Communications.[1] In addition, Tsamoutales completed leadership training at the Covey Leadership Center.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

Tsamoutales married Kimberly Hill, daughter of former Orlando Magic Coach Brian Hill.[2][3] They reside in Indialantic and Tallahassee, Florida as well as Jackson Hole, Wyoming.[citation needed]

Tsamoutales' wife suffers from cystic fibrosis and is active in supporting related causes and foundations.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Tsamoutales was a campus coordinator for George Bush's 1980 campaign at Florida State University in Tallahassee.[citation needed] Tsamoutales was a Co-Chairman of the National Finance Committee for presidential campaigns for Ronald Reagan[4] then-Vice President George H.W. Bush,[5][6][7] and most recently for Governor Mike Huckabee's campaign for President of the United States in 2008. He also held leadership positions on the finance committee for all three of the Jeb Bush for Florida Governor campaigns,[8] Bob Martinez for Florida Governor Campaign,[4][1][8] Tom Gallahager for Florida Governor Campaign, Marco Rubio for US Senate, Bill Posey for US Congress and Daniel Webster for US Congress campaigns, as well as the Mike Haridopolos for the Florida House and Florida Senate campaigns, just to name a few.

Tsamoutales served on the RTCA special committee responsible for the establishment of aviation-related security standards.[9] Appointed by two Governors, he served on the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, the Technological Research and Development Authority[10] and former Florida Department of Commerce Economic Development Commission.[9] He was also named one of the 100 most powerful people on the nations space coast.[11]

Tsamoutales served as Chairman of HuckPac, a national political action committee chaired by TV host and best selling author Governor Mike Huckabee.[8]

Tsamoutales was the only non-Polish Advisor to Nobel Prize Laureate Lech Walesa's successful campaign for President of Poland.[4]

He has led delegations of business leaders from the west to assist the budding entrepreneurs in Poland in their quest to develop a free economy. He has also represented major US corporations[4] and negotiated on their behalf privatization agreements in the aviation, transportation, and maritime industries in Poland, then-East Germany, the Netherlands, and Hungary.[citation needed]

In the domestic arena, Tsamoutales consults and is registered to represent such firms as Harris Corporation, Honeywell International, Wal-Mart, Black & Veatch and Caesars Entertainment before federal, state, and local government as well as leading business development.[2][12][citation needed]

Tsamoutales Strategies[edit]

Tsamoutales Strategies is a business, management and government consulting firm owned and operated by Frank Tsamoutales (who acts as President, Chairman, and CEO).

Tsamoutales Strategies once employed Sarah Huckabee Sanders (a Donald Trump Presidential Administration Deputy White House Press Secretary) as a Vice President.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lafferty, Michael (August 14, 1988). "Millionaire Hasn't Found Success – Yet Business-political Prodigy Says He's Only Begun His Climb To Top". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Adam C. Smith (April 17, 2011). "Sen. Mike Haridopolos' rise aided by political partner". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Ryan Ray (August 12, 2015). "Tsamoutales Strategies takes in $180K in Q2 lobbying fees". Florida Politics. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d Reed, Cheryl L. (December 17, 1990), "Brevard campaign veteran advises Poland's leader", Florida Today 
  5. ^ Higginbotham, Mickey (March 15, 1987), "Few to get past security to meet Bush", Florida Today 
  6. ^ Glissmann, Bob (March 15, 1987), "Tiger Bay Club has commitments from various candidates", Florida Today 
  7. ^ Glissmann, Bob (March 15, 1987), "Melbourne developer prepares for fund-raiser", Florida Today 
  8. ^ a b c Derby, Kevin (August 3, 2010). "Mike Huckabee Opposes Federal Judge Striking Down Arizona Immigration Measures". Sunshine State News. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Cricket, Carl (September 15, 2009). "Meet Osceola’s New Lobbyist! Commission Open Minded in Hiring Still!". Kissimmee St. Cloud Internet Broadcasting. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  10. ^ "2006 Legislative Principal", Online Sunshine, 2006 
  11. ^ "100 Most Powerful People on the Space Coast". Spacecoast Business Magazine. April 1, 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  12. ^ "2017 Legislative Lobbyist Detail". 
  13. ^ "Tsamoutales Strategies Team". 26 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2017.