For more than 25 years, Dave has represented a multifaceted group of clients, giving him a wide array of expertise in diverse business sectors, including electric and telecommunication utilities, law enforcement, entertainment, health care, travel, corrections, solid waste, growth management, automobile, gaming and transportation industries, as well as issues in local governmental entities on a day-to-day basis.
Prior to founding his firm Ericks Consultants, Dave served as the regional administrator and lobbyist for the 3M Corporation in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama.
Dave began his public service career at the Plantation Police Department, where he quickly moved through the ranks to serve as the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, negotiating their collective bargaining and lobbying legislative issues. Dave went on to serve as the executive assistant to Sheriff Bob Butterworth following his appointment as the head of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In this role, Dave’s primary assignment was lobbying for the agency’s legislative priorities.
Dave is a pioneer member of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, and has served as a board member of the Florida State Fair Authority and the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority, serving as chairman for several years.
Dave is a graduate of Long Island University with a bachelor of arts in history and a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a master’s degree in criminal justice. Dave is also a graduate of the F.B.I. Academy’s Law Specialist School, and has taught as an adjunct professor at the Nova Southeastern University.
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