Central Florida Public Affairs Veteran Launches Her Own Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE						Contact: Wendy Kurtz, APR
October 12, 2021							Phone: 407.876.7730


Central Florida Public Affairs Veteran Launches Her Own Company
Sharon Smoley to become CEO of Central Florida Public Affairs, Inc.

ORLANDO, FL -- After more than 20 years, working across multiple industries in the Central Florida
region, seasoned public affairs and government relations veteran Sharon Smoley is launching her
own consulting firm. Central Florida Public Affairs, Inc. will officially open its doors
November 1. “This has been a long-term goal of mine” says Sharon, who will become the new organization’s CEO.
“My passion lies in finding that perfect spot, where business objectives and community priorities
align. It’s not about pushing an agenda,” she says. “It is about creating a path forward.
There is so much opportunity in Central Florida! I realized the time was right to pursue my goal
of helping companies connect with the right people to achieve their business objectives.” “For the past twenty years, Sharon Smoley has led game-changing initiatives for Orlando” said
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “From her time at Walt Disney World, where she was critical in
negotiating the world-class sports and entertainment venues we have today, to most recently,
she has helped create micro-mobility options for our residents. These initiatives have truly made
the City of Orlando a better place.” As Central Florida continues to experience unprecedented growth, the region needs experts like
Smoley, who understand economic drivers and can provide strategic vision to leverage the
community’s rich history and provide insight and guidance to ensure continued economic success
for our region’s future. Currently Vice President, Advocacy & Public Policy for the Orlando
Economic Partnership, Sharon has seen firsthand the impact of unprecedented growth in our region
as well as the dramatic shift in the region’s political dynamics, many of which she has been
involved in. Sharon will continue working with the Orlando Economic Partnership in her new capacity as a
consultant, focusing on specific policy initiatives largely at the local and state levels.
Partnership CEO Tim Guiliani says, "Sharon has served as a knowledgeable, strategic, and
dedicated leader for the Partnership over the past four years. Her ability to navigate politics
on the local, state, and federal level has led to policy successes that make our region a better
place to do business. Her political savviness and business acumen are the reasons I look to
Sharon as a trusted resource.” I am proud to still have her as part of the Partnership team
through Central Florida Public Affairs." About Central Florida Public Affairs, Inc. Central Florida Public Affairs, Inc. is a boutique public affairs and government relations
strategy firm specializing within the State of Florida. Focused primarily within the Central
Florida region, the firm also works with clients worldwide who have interests throughout the
State of Florida. About Sharon Smoley Sharon Smoley has been a Central Florida resident for over 20 years. She holds a B.A. in
Political Science from Wheaton College and an M.B.A. Rollins College in Winter Park.