Wayne Bertsch brings 18 years of experience having provided a range of government relations, candidate and issue campaign consulting for clients that include: Statewide, Legislative, local government candidates, corporate and trade associations needing political expertise.
Wayne served over 11 years as the Director of Political Affairs and Lobbyist for the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) with responsibilities that included: fundraising, managing, targeting, recruiting and evaluation of candidates and or issues; lobbying the Legislative and Executive Branch, advising and maintaining the Association PAC ($1.2 million per cycle, 6 cycles and numerous Specials) and participating in related coalitions to support or oppose issues related but not limited to; construction, growth management and development, workforce education and training (Appropriations) government financing and taxes, energy, property casualty and workers’ comp insurance, and permitting, to name a few.
Before joining the Home Builders, Wayne was the Operations Director for the Florida Dole for President Campaign. Wayne began his political experience serving as the Legislative Assistant to state Representative Sharon Merchant of Palm Beach County for four Sessions.
Wayne Bertsch is a graduate of The Florida State University, earning a degree in Political Science and Communications. He is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants, founding member of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists and lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
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