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Emily Duda Buckley

Government Affairs Manager

Emily Duda Buckley joins Dean Mead with over 10 years of experience advocating on Legislative and Executive issues. Prior to joining Dean Mead, Emily was the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. While there, Emily used her analytical and relationship building skills to work cooperatively with stakeholders, represent the Department while attending legislative meetings, and to lobby the legislative and executive branches on a variety of issues. She now uses these skills to develop strategies with clients that align with their specific goals.

Emily has worked at state agencies in roles where she worked with government officials at the local, state and national level. Before her career in public service, Emily represented a multitude of clients in various industries including: State Farm, Leon Medical Centers, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and Charter Schools USA. Additionally, Emily has worked for both the Executive Office of the Governor, the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget, and the Florida House of Representatives. Emily maintains a wide-ranging network of contacts throughout the Executive Office of the Governor, the Florida Legislature and state agencies.

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Professional and Civic Activities

  • Leon County Farm Bureau,
    • Vice Chair
    • Women’s Committee Chair
  • Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
    • Emerging Leaders Development Program Graduate (2017)
    • Advocacy Committee Member
    • Annual Convention Board Member
  • James Madison Institute
    • Leadership Fellows Class of 2016
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
    • Beta Nu (09’)


  • Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL