Tampa, FL – Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC (Advisors) announced today that Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Celeste Schettino will be joining the firm to serve as Manager of Government Relations.
“Celeste has strong relationships with statewide government agencies, and we are fortunate to have her help our clients succeed and improve the quality of our community,” said Shumaker Advisors Florida President and CEO Ron Christaldi. “We are excited to continue growing our government relations team to better connect our community leaders to create solutions and opportunities for our region and state to achieve its fullest potential.”
Advisors also recently added former Hillsborough County Commissioners Lesley “Les” Miller, Jr. and Sandra “Sandy” Murman, as well as longtime Chief Assistant Hillsborough County Attorney Jennie Granahan Tarr to its team.
“I am excited to join this prestigious team of public servants who share the common goal of making Florida a better place to work and live,” Celeste said. “Shumaker Advisors contributes to some of the most impactful projects in our community, and I look forward to using my experience and background to add value to the team.”
Focused on government relations strategic planning and tactical implementation, Celeste is hardworking and philanthropic, which shines through in her work and in the community, where she regularly volunteers for organizations, including No Kid Hungry, Children’s Miracle Network, and Sunrise Children's Services.
Prior to joining Advisors, Celeste worked alongside Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried as her executive assistant.
Celeste joins Advisors Florida’s team of professionals, which includes Ron Christaldi, Joel Freedman, Melanie Griffin, Mike Hamby, Mayor Ashton Hayward, Congressman David Jolly, Amy Maguire, Andrew Mayts, Senator Les Miller, Representative Sandy Murman, Jennie Tarr, Governor Mark Sanford, and JD White.