Sharon Smoley is the founder of Central Florida Public Affairs (CFPA), a practice specializing in government relations and community engagement throughout Central Florida. With almost two decades of experience working with the Central Florida Community, Smoley specializes in creating local government and community relations strategies as well as building coalitions to address complex issues locally and in Tallahassee. She has experience in bringing together diverse groups of community stakeholders to reach a common goal, pass legislation, ordinances or permitting issues. Smoley also serves as the Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy for the Orlando Economic Partnership. In her role, Smoley is responsible for creating policy on behalf of Central Florida’s business community within the 7-county region. She also leads advocacy efforts and strategy on a local, state and federal level. Smoley currently serves on the Boards of Leadership Florida and the Orlando Downtown Arts District and is a recent Graduate of Leadership Florida. Sharon is fluent in Spanish.