April Schiff

April SchiffOver 25 years of Business Management, Political Consulting, Association Leadership and Public Speaking. Creative, well organized, professional with strong technical skills and an ability to accomplish goals.

A proven ability to develop and implement message and strategy for success, motivate volunteers, organize groups, execute plans and achieve results.



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


President & Co-Founder – Strategic Solutions of Tampa

2000 to Present
Successful campaign and political consulting firm, responsible for complete business operation. Provides strategy and general consulting resulting in winning campaigns for many elected officials ranging from school board members to state and federal offices. Crisis management, public relations, media relations with expertise in grassroots management.


Regional Field Director – Americans for Prosperity – Florida

2014-2105
Responsible for grassroots strategy and implementation in nine Florida counties. Opened offices, recruited and maintained volunteer base, public voice and media representation, grassroots and elected official lobbying for specific, sound economic issues. Managed logistics for massive phone and grassroots door-to-door programs in targeted districts.


Legal Administrator – Schiff Law Group

2005 – Present
Administrative business manager of this successful law firm. Responsibilities include budget and accounting, time & billing, human resources, benefits, network and facilities management. Marketing and web presence.


Legislative Aide – Tampa City Councilwoman Rose V. Ferlita, District 2 Citywide

2000 – 2001
Responsible for issues research and briefing, scheduling, constituent services and office administration.


Campaign Manager – State Representative Rob Wallace

Campaign for Florida State Representative, November 2000


Campaign Manager – Tampa City Council Woman Rose V. Ferlita

Campaign for Tampa City Council, District 2, Citywide 1999


Campaign Manager/Treasurer – Hillsborough County Commissioner Dottie Berger

Campaign for Hillsborough County Commission District 7, Countywide 1998


Legal Administrator – Sessums & Mason, P.A.

1982-1993
Responsible for overall office administration and business management of law firm. Duties included client relations, budget and accounting, time and billing, human resources, building maintenance, marketing and day-to-day operations.




PROFESSIONAL/CIVIC ACTIVITIES/AWARDS & HONORS


With Women We Win, Republican Federated

Charter Board Member, Public Relations 2011


Americans for Prosperity

Regional Advisory Board Member


American Association of Political Consultants - Southern Chapter

Vice President 2011


South Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Government Relations Chair 2008-2011


Tampa Bay Business Journal

Business Woman of the Year Finalist 2010


McCain 2008

Hillsborough Leadership Team


Gallagher for Governor of Florida  2006

Regional Co-Chair Hillsborough County


Bush Cheney 2004

Co-Chair Hillsborough County


Republican Party of Hillsborough County

Victory Office Strategy and Management 2010, 2012
Precinct Committeewoman 1998 to 2014
Republican National Convention Alternate Delegate 2012
Republican National Convention Delegate 2004
Chair 2003
Vice Chair 2003-2004
Outstanding Service & Dedication Award 2000
Republican National Convention Alternate Delegate 2000
Special Events Chair 2000
Lincoln Day Dinner Chair 1999-2001


Florida Federation of Republican Women

Public Relations Chair 2003-2007
Credentials Chairman 2003
Nominating Committee 2003, Chair 2005


Downtown Republican Women Federated

Charter Board Member


Tampa Republican Women Federated

President 2001-2003


Tampa Bay Tiger Bay Club

President 2006-2008
Vice President, 2005-2006
Board of Directors 2005-2011


Tampa Republican Club

Board of Directors, Past President
Service & Dedication Aware 2010

Republican National Convention Tampa-St. Pete Host Committee

2004 Convention Bid


Lowry Park Zoo – Karamu XI Steering Committee 1999


The Children’s Home – 1996 Christmas Program Choreography


National Association of Legal Administrators


Association of Legal Administrators, Suncoast Chapter

President – 1993/94
Vice President/President Elect – 1992/93
Special Projects Committee – 1991/92
Membership Chair – 1990/91
Human Resources Section Chair – 1987/89


Associate Member – ABA Section of Law Practice Management 1986-1993


Who’s Who in American Law – 1991/2 – 1992/3 – 1993/4


Who’s Who in American Women – 1991/2 – 1992/3 – 1993/4


Florida Trend Magazine

Featured in "Politics: Florida's HIRED GUNS" 2008


Honored to speak on the topics of The Importance of Money in Politics, Ethics in Political Campaigns, How to Run for Public Office and Working with the Media for Best Results. Representative groups include Candidate Workshops conducted by University of Florida Public Policy Institute, League of Women Voters, and Florida Federation of Republican Women.


A frequent guest in local media including WEDU's Florida This Week; Fox 13's Your Turn; ABC’s Flashpoint and NPR/WUSF Florida Matters. A political commentator for Fox 13 and ABC 28 News. Often relied upon by news reporters for political insight including The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, The Hill, Wall Street Journal/Market Watch, The Washington Post, D. C. Examiner and others.



 
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