Miami, FL – A reunion of influential south Florida colleagues in The Southern Group’s south Florida office signals an acceleration of the firm’s influence in the region.

Katia Saint Fleur joins The Southern Group after a diverse career in the private sector as well as local and state governments. She has a wide range of experience, from political consulting to public policy to communications and more.

“We are putting together an all-star team of highly connected, incredibly talented people who know this area and know how to get results for clients,” said Nelson Diaz, Managing Partner of The Southern Group’s south Florida office, which covers Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. “Katia has built a strong reputation in Miami political circles as a team player and a creative problem solver. Those qualities combined with her authenticity will serve her well as a lobbyist at The Southern Group.”

Much of that experience was gained as the legislative aide to then-Senator Oscar Braynon, whom she will be rejoining in The Southern Group’s south Florida office. Also working with Braynon during that time was Oneca Lowery, who is also now a lobbyist with The Southern Group.

“The Southern Group has gained a passionate advocate in Katia Saint Fleur,” said Florida State Senator Tracie Davis. “Her years of experience and expertise in navigating complex legislative matters will be a tremendous asset to their team and to the people of Florida.”

The last decade of Saint Fleur’s career has been serving the Miami-Dade area, most recently as the leader of a consulting firm she founded. In that role she assisted clients with everything from media and communication strategy to managing Political Action Committees to training leaders on effective advocacy.

“Katia Saint Fleur has an exceptional record of service and dedication to our community, said Miami-Dade Commissioner Marleine Bastien. “I am delighted to see that The Southern Group has tapped her to join their team. Her commitment to excellence, work ethic, and years of experience will be an asset to their organization.”

Saint Fleur is looking forward to seizing this new opportunity.

“I love south Florida, and I aim to leverage the network I’ve built over the last 10 years to further expand The Southern Group’s influence in this community,” Saint Fleur said. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and I can’t wait to dive in.”

Saint Fleur’s previous experience includes time at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she did important work acting as a liaison with the U.S. Census, as well as stint in broadcast journalism in Columbus, Ga. Saint Fleur is a passionate community advocate with a particular focus on helping victims of domestic violence.

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