Dean Mead Welcomes Kelly Kibbey Smith as Newest Member of the Government Affairs Team

(Tallahassee, FL) Dean Mead announced today that Kelly Kibbey Smith is the newest attorney to join the firm’s Government Relations & Lobbing Practice. In this position, Smith will focus on legislative and administrative law matters, primarily working with clients in healthcare, business advocacy, and environmental law. Holding an in-depth understanding of healthcare legislation, Smith previously worked as a Senior Attorney in the Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy.

Florida Senator Gayle Harrell commented, “As Chair of the Senate Health Policy Committee, Kelly provided invaluable help to me and my staff. She worked closely with me on issues such as standards of practice for telehealth, interstate licensure compacts, and Medicaid. In every instance Kelly demonstrated exceptional knowledge of the issues, devised smart and creative solutions, and worked hard to improve health care policy for Floridians.”

Jennifer Ungru, Director of Dean Mead’s Government Affairs Practice Group, recognizes the experience Smith brings to the firm. “Kelly holds extensive health policy and bill drafting experience, and is recognized for her skills as a Florida Bar rising attorney. Whether in the Capitol or in the courtroom, her understanding of legal and policy further strengthen Dean Mead’s Government Relations & Lobbying Practice.”

Smith received her Juris Doctor from The Florida State University College of Law. She is a member of The Florida Bar, past President of the Florida Government Bar Association, and serves as a Governor on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. To learn more about Smith visit:

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