Mike Grissom is a Senior Government Relations Director in Becker’s Government Law & Lobbying Practice. With over seventeen years of experience in the political arena, across thirteen states, Mike has formed longstanding relationships with key decision-makers and business leaders throughout the state of Florida and beyond.
Mike previously served as Executive Vice President of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), a public-private partnership charged with job creation in the state, where he led legislative and external affairs efforts on behalf of the organization. In this role, Mike acted as the point person for communications between EFI and the Executive Office of the Governor, State Legislature, and state agencies including the Department of Economic Opportunity, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Revenue, CareerSource Florida, Florida Department of Transportation, and VisitFlorida. Twice elected as Interim President and CEO of EFI, Mike assisted in the creation of a new $85 million grant fund to promote economic development in Florida. Among Tallahassee circles, Mike is known as one of the select few experts on economic development issues including those related to aerospace and aviation, advanced manufacturing, information technology, financial services, foreign direct investment, and corporate relocation.
Prior to joining EFI, Mike served as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Florida and as Senior Director of Political Affairs at the Florida Chamber of Commerce where he was the chief liaison between the Florida Chamber and the Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, Agriculture Commissioner, and House and Senate Campaigns. Mike also has worked as political strategist for former Governor Rick Scott and former Attorney General Bill McCollum, and worked with key officials in Kentucky, South Carolina, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.