With more than fifteen years worth of government affairs and business development experience, Gino oversees and drives the work of the Shumaker Advisors’ team, serving as Chief Operator and thought partner to the Chief Executive Officer. Shumaker Advisors is a government affairs and public relations firm that helps clients navigate the channels of policy and politics on the local, state, and federal level.
Prior to joining Shumaker Advisors, Gino worked as Vice President of Business Development at CopyPress, a content marketing firm based in Tampa, FL. His strong ability to lead teams and his demonstrated skills in managing projects to completion have guaranteed on-time and on-budget delivery on each project he has led. Often working with community business leaders and elected officials, Gino is regarded as an involved and respected member of the greater Tampa business community, and is a member of civic and volunteer organizations such as the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Connections Job Development, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
With an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Yale University, Gino started his career in government as a Legislative Aide for a top Florida State Senator. He pivoted his expertise in public policy and relationship building to the realm of healthcare, where he served as a lobbyist, as well as a Senior Director overseeing the development and operations of outpatient service-lines for the West Florida Division of AdventHealth, the largest nonprofit Protestant health care system in the nation. Thanks to his mentors in both the political and business arenas, Gino honed his skills in business development, public relations, operations, and relationship building, which has led to a quick rise to elevated roles within his organization. Gino also earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida in 2020.