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Erin J. VanSickle

Erin J. VanSickle

Senior Government Consultant


Erin VanSickle is a senior government consultant whose work focuses on insurance regulatory matters. With more than 15 years of experience in regulated industries, public policy, public affairs, and crisis management, Erin brings a multifaceted perspective to her client representation.

Erin most recently served as deputy chief of staff for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, which regulates a $154 billion industry and more than 4,400 insurance-related entities in Florida. Previously, she served as director of external affairs for Volunteer Florida and the Volunteer Florida Foundation, the state’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service, where she managed public relations and legislative affairs.

Prior to joining Volunteer Florida, Erin served as vice president of communications and marketing for one of Florida’s premier professional associations, where she managed public affairs and media relations for the association and its 20,000 members. Erin previously launched a communications firm where she advised local and statewide public affairs and legislative initiative campaigns.

Erin earned her master’s degree in risk management and insurance from Florida State University and is a Florida licensed insurance agent. Erin is a member of Leadership Florida and previously served on its statewide leadership team. She is a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, participating in a public diplomacy exchange to Vietnam and Myanmar in 2014. She also served as Tallahassee chapter chair of the Awesome Foundation, which provides microgrants to nonprofits and startups, among other community service and board affiliations.


  • Women in Leadership Panelist and Speaker, Florida State University (2018)
  • Connect Florida Class VI, Leadership Florida (2015–2016)
  • International Diplomatic Delegation to Vietnam and Myanmar, American Council of Young Political Leaders

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
    • Second Circuit Grievance Committee (2019–present)
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Architectural Review Board (2019–present)
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (2016–2017)
  • Opening Nights at Florida State University Development Council (2018–2020)
  • Leadership Florida
    • Leadership Team (2018–2020)
  • Awesome Tallahassee
    • Chair (2016–2018)
  • Connect Florida Board of Governors (2016–2017)


  • Florida State University (M.S., 2021)
  • Florida State University (B.A., 2000)
Industry Specialization Certifications
  • General Lines Agent License (2-20)
  • Health & Life (Including Annuities & Variable Contracts) Agent License (2-15)
  • All-Lines Adjuster License (6-20)
  • Personal Lines Agent License (20-44)
  • Customer Representative (4-40)


  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Tallahassee, FL (2018–2021)
  • Director of External Affairs, Volunteer Florida, Tallahassee, FL (2014–2018)
  • Vice President of Communications, Florida Medical Association, Tallahassee, FL (2012–2014)
  • Founder and Managing Partner, Capitol Energy Communications, Tallahassee, FL (2009–2012)
  • Press Secretary and Communications Director, Republican Party of Florida, Tallahassee, FL (2006–2009)
  • Press Secretary, Senate Majority Office, Tallahassee, FL (2004–2006)


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