Gino Casanova

Chief of Staff, Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC

With more than decade’s worth of government affairs and business development experience, Gino oversees and drives the work of the Shumaker Advisors’ team, serving as a consultant and thought partner to the Chief Executive Officer. Situationally aware, Gino’s over-arching role is to strategically delegate authority, empowering team members to do their jobs well, while increasing the lines of communication and productivity.
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 on local, state, and federal levels, 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 health care, 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. 
Gino resides in Wesley Chapel with his wife Courtni, their daughter Lola, their son Fox, and their two dogs. He enjoys traveling and his family and friends greatly benefit from his favorite hobby, cooking.

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