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Kari B. Hebrank

Kari B. Hebrank

Senior Government Consultant

Overview

Kari Hebrank represents a wide range of clients before the Florida Legislature and the executive branch with a focus on construction, regulatory licensing and permitting, housing, building materials, building codes, sustainability, mitigation, energy, mining, infrastructure, and utilities issues. Her legislative and regulatory affairs duties include bill analysis, bill drafting, testimony preparation, strategy development and strategic communication, policy and agency rule monitoring, lobbying, grassroots advocacy, campaign and elections counsel, and coalition building.

With more than 25 years of legislative and regulatory experience, Kari focuses on building consensus and finding solutions to the regulatory challenges her clients face. She has passed multiple laws relating to building codes, fire codes, code development, construction practices, licensing, permitting, product approval, and building products. Kari was instrumental in the recent passing of HB 7103 relating to inclusionary zoning and impact fees aimed to address affordable housing concerns. She has successfully lobbied appropriations issues for affordable housing, on-site wastewater funding, construction training and education, mitigation funding, unlicensed contractor enforcement, and the Future Builders of America. Kari has also written and managed three grants for the Florida Home Builders Association issued from the Division of Emergency Management and managed two projects for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Her current clients include the Florida Home Builders Association, the National Utility Contractors Association of Florida (NUCA FL), PGT Innovations, Bermont Excavating, the Florida Road Materials & Construction Association, Southern Title, and the Florida Swimming Pool Association.

Kari previously served as vice present of government relations for the Florida Building Material Association, responsible for lobbying numerous construction industry and business issues. She also served as a legislative liaison for the Florida Association of Counties, where she lobbied a variety of county government issues, including growth management, environmental, transportation, utility, appropriations, and agricultural issues.
 

Credentials

Education
  • Florida State University (B.A., 1984)
  • Edison Community College (A.A., 1982)

Background

  • Partner, Wilson & Associates LLC, Tallahassee, FL (2013–2019)
  • President/Owner, 4th Floor Advocacy (2006–present)
  • Vice President of Government Relations, Florida Building Material Association (1997–2005)
  • Governmental Liaison, Florida Association of Counties (1990–1997)

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