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RON PIERCE

President/ CEO

For more than 21 years, Ron Pierce has been on the forefront of guiding Florida policy. He began his legislative career in 1998 working in the Florida Legislature as a District Legislative Assistant in the State House, later moving to the of ce of Senator Tom Lee in the spring of 2000 where he continued to work and serve with Senator Lee as his Policy Advisor during his Presidency from 2004-2006. Ron worked with hundreds of legislators, lobbyists, community activists and civic organizations, guiding numerous pieces of legislation through both chambers. His strong dedication to his local community and to the state of Florida is well recognized.

In 2006, Ron’s vast legislative experience and professionalism were recognized by The Tampa Bay Lightning organization and he was hired as the Director of Government Relations and Community Affairs for the team. After three years serving in this role, Ron launched RSA Consulting Group, which fully integrates his years of experience in the areas of communications, public relations, government relations, and social responsibility into a lobbying rm. Under his leadership, RSA has grown from one employee and three clients to its current roster of four full-time employees, two part-time employees, and several interns serving nearly 60 local, regional, state, and national clients. His dedication and hard work continue to allow the rm to achieve far-reaching results and yield high-impact successes for clients.

Professional Experience Overview

  • President/CEO, RSA Consulting Group – 2009-Present

  • Director of Government Relations and Community Affairs, Tampa Bay Lightning – 2006-2009

  • Policy Advisor, Senator Tom Lee – 2000-2006

  • Legislative Assistant, Florida House of Representatives – 1998-1999

Community Involvement

Ron Pierce has devoted significant time to support and improve his community through extensive involvement with many community-related organizations throughout the Tampa Bay region:

  • ECHO (Emergency Care Help Organization) Board of Directors, Chair

  • FBLA-PBL National Board of Directors, Chair

  • Florida FBLA-PBL Foundation Board of Directors, Chair

  • Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, Member

  • Brandon Chamber of Commerce Board, Past Chair

  • Hillsborough County Transportation Task Force, Past Member

  • Center Place of Brandon Board of Directors, Past President

  • Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center’s Board of Directors, Past Chair

  • WEDU Board of Directors, Past Member

  • Tampa Bay Partnership Board of Directors, Past Member

  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Agenda Committee, Past Chair

  • Hillsborough County Citizen Advisory Council, Past Member

  • Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s Government Advisory Council, Past Chair

  • Tampa Bay Partnership Public Policy and Advocacy Council, Past Chair

Honors & Awards 

  • 2019 Greater Brandon Community Leadership Award

  • 2018 Tampa Bay Business Journal Power 100

  • 2016 Tampa Bay Business Journal Power 100

  • 2014 Florida Association of Career and Technical Educators (FACTE) Hall of Fame Award

  • 2010 Tampa Bay Business Journal Up and Comer Award Finalist

  • 2009 Center Place of Brandon President’s Award

  • 2007 Florida Future Business Leaders of America Business Person of the Year

  • University of South Florida Adjunct Professor
    - Legislative Internship Program and Tallahassee Internship Program

Education

  • Ron holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Florida State University