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Abigail Vail


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With more than 15 years of government affairs experience, Abby is a seasoned advocate providing political, strategic, and policy direction to clients before the Legislative and Executive branches of government. Her portfolio is focused on representing clients in all aspects of the financial services industry including insurance, banking, consumer finance, securities, and fintech.

Abby most recently served as chief of staff of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. She previously served as a vice president of external affairs for an international health care company leading government affairs, procurement, business development and political grassroots activities. She also served as senior cabinet aide to former Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, advising the CFO on oversight of Cabinet agency policies.

Originally from Tampa, Abby graduated with a bachelor’s in communications, Master of Business Administration, and Juris Doctorate from Florida State University.