More Roster Moves: Capital City Consulting Scoops Up Dean Izzo

by | Jan 19, 2017

Like football teams making roster moves before the season starts, Tallahassee lobbying firms are beefing up their lineups and adding talent at specific positions. Early yesterday, Rutledge Ecenia announced the addition of seasoned lobbyists Corinne Mixon and Jessica Janasiewicz to their government affairs team.

Late yesterday evening, Capital City Consulting, LLC announced that Dean Izzo agreed to join its team of government affairs consultants. Prior to joining the firm, Izzo served as the chief of staff, chief financial officer and chief information officer at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). He brings a wealth of experience in information technology and operations to the firm. He starts work January 30th. 

Here’s the full announcement:

Capital City Consulting Welcomes Dean Izzo to Team

Former Chief of Staff, CFO & CIO of Florida DEO Joins Tallahassee-based Firm


Tallahassee, Fla.Capital City Consulting, LLC today announced that Dean Izzo has joined its team of committed, highly regarded government affairs consultants after most recently serving as the chief of staff, chief financial officer and chief information officer at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Izzo, who also has a background in IT consulting and operations management, will begin on January 30, 2017, and can be contacted at


“Having spent many years at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, as well as other state agencies and private sector companies, Dean has the expertise that will truly help our clients market their products and services to the state,” said Ken Granger, consultant at Capital City Consulting.


“Dean will be a true asset to our current and future clients seeking partnerships with the state and we are excited for him to join our growing team,” said Nick Iarossi, partner at Capital City Consulting.


Prior to joining Capital City Consulting, Izzo served as the chief of staff at DEO, where he represented the department’s views on policy decisions and oversaw each of DEO’s divisions and programs, cabinet affairs, communications and external affairs offices. Prior to serving as chief of staff at DEO, Izzo also served as chief financial officer, where he was responsible for managing the department’s $1.3 billion budget and oversaw the department’s budget management, financial management, financial monitoring, human resource management and general services bureaus. Having been with the department since its creation in 2011, Izzo also previously served as chief information officer of DEO, where he was responsible for strategic management and operational oversight of the department’s IT resources, systems and services.


Previously, Izzo served as director of real estate for the Florida Department of Management Services, where he oversaw approximately 55 million square feet of commercial property, managed the state’s construction management and leasing program, and provided strategic and technical management of Florida’s real estate holdings and assets. Additionally, Izzo previously served as vice president of operations in the retail banking division at JP Morgan Chase Bank, as a consultant and project manager at IBM, and as chief information officer at Florida Department of Community Affairs.


“Capital City Consulting is second to none for government relations in Florida,” said Izzo. “I look forward to using my dynamic experience, relationships and knowledge of the executive branch to work on behalf of our clients.”


Izzo graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Real Estate/Finance. Izzo has also earned a Florida Certified Contract Negotiator Certification, as well as a Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute. Izzo resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Chollet, daughter, Jenna Long, and son, Colby.


Capital City Consulting is a full-service public affairs firm located in Tallahassee, Fla. At Capital City Consulting, our team of consultants includes Gerald Wester, Nick Iarossi, Ron LaFace Jr., Chris Schoonover, Ken Granger, Ashley Kalifeh, Scott Ross, Andrew Ketchel and Dean Izzo. Capital City Consulting specializes in developing unique government relations and public affairs strategies and delivering unrivaled results for its Fortune 500, association, coalition and corporate clients before the Florida Legislature and executive branch agencies. 


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