Florida Realtors has named Andy Gonzalez as its new vice president of public policy.
“Andy is not only an exceptional leader, but he’s also a phenomenal person. We knew we had something special with him right from the start and it’s been incredible to watch him put his talents to work on behalf of our members,” said Margy Grant, CEO of Florida Realtors. “Elevating him into the vice president role was an easy decision and we are beyond excited to see what he can accomplish in the years ahead.”
Prior to his new post, Gonzalez served as a public policy representative for Florida Realtors. He also has experience working as the director of political development for the Florida Chamber of Commerce and as legislative & political affairs manager for the League of Southeastern Credit Unions.
Gonzalez holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in applied American politics and policy from Florida State University.
As the vice president of public policy, Gonzalez will oversee the government affairs efforts for the state’s largest professional trade association, which serves more than 225,000 members. Florida Realtors noted that he will also be responsible for all initiatives relating to the legislative agenda of Florida Realtors and the coordination of member involvement in all public policy-related matters for the organization
“Andy truly understands our members, the issues that are important to them and how to harness their collective passion and turn it into a powerful voice for the profession and industry. From his considerable legislative experience to the vast relationships he has with decision-makers, Andy was a natural choice to lead our public policy efforts,” said Florida Realtors President Christina Pappas.