As the former legislative affairs director for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Frank Mayernick has over 20 years of experience in and around the Legislative and Executive branches of government.
Prior to his tenure at the DJJ, Frank worked as the public safety lobbyist for the Florida Association of Counties during Article V funding implementation. During law school he served under the Speaker’s Legislative Fellowship Program working in the House Rules Committee. Additionally, he served as an aide for Senator Charlie Clary (R-Destin) and Representative Jerry Melvin (R-Fort Walton Beach). Our clients benefit because of Frank’s unique experience of having worked in an agency, an association and as a legislative aide and legislative committee staffer.
A member of the Florida Bar, Frank received his law degree from Florida State University College of Law in 2002 and his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida State University. Frank is a native of many United States Air Force bases around the world having grown up as the son of an Air Force Colonel. Frank and Tracy Mayernick formed The Mayernick Group in 2010 and reside in Tallahassee, FL with their two daughters, Addison and Kennedy.
With over a decade of political strategy experience, Tracy Hogan Mayernick is responsible for developing, coordinating and advocating for The Mayernick Group’s client’s legislative needs.
Tracy boasts an extensive background and is known as one of the top appropriations lobbyists in Florida. She was recently named the Appropriations Lobbyist of the Year and recognized in the exclusive company as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Florida Politics. The appropriations process is an area of representation that requires a very specific and unique set of skills and Tracy takes pride in consistently delivering for her clients.
Prior to forming The Mayernick Group in 2010, Tracy ran numerous political grassroots programs in support of legislative candidates statewide. Tracy is a native of Tampa, Florida and resides in Tallahassee with her husband Frank and two daughters, Addison and Kennedy.
With more than 20 years of experience in Florida's executive and legislative branches, Rob has a deep understanding of the governmental process.
Since 2007, Rob served as director of legislative and Cabinet affairs for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Prior to that, he served as Cabinet affairs director to Attorney General Bill McCollum. Before joining the Attorney General's office, Rob served as Governor Jeb Bush's deputy director of Cabinet affairs and as Senior clemency advisor.
Rob has expertise in navigating complex policy issues including property insurance, bond finance, environmental and State Board of Trustees. He also worked closely with members of the Florida legislature on many of General Bondi's top priorities, such as passage of synthetic drug legislation, human trafficking measures, and providing resources to victims of violent crimes.
Rob grew up in Ft. Myers, Florida, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida State University.
Katie brings experience to the firm from her time spent working in the Mayor’s Office and working at another top lobbying firm in Florida. Her expertise is in managing social media platforms, tracking legislation, setting appointments and executing large-scale Day on the Hill events for our clients.
Her professional and personal background reflect advocacy on such issues as mental health and developmental disabilities.
A native of Milton, Florida, Katie received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at The University of Alabama and her Master of Science in Applied American Politics and Policy at Florida State University.
Katie joined The Mayernick Group in the Fall of 2016.