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Carrie Thompson

Carrie Patrick

Director of Advocacy
carrie@coremessage.com

Follow on Twitter: @CarrieA16

Carrie Thompson-Patrick has more than 15 years of experience in the communications, policy, legislative, state government and private industry arenas. During her tenure at CoreMessage, Carrie manages multiple state and federal public relation campaigns, leading multi-year efforts designed to influence public opinions and policies. These client accounts include leadership roles for crisis communications, earned and social media, public speaking and media training to name a few.

Before joining the CoreMesssage team, Carrie worked for various clients to promote legislation on a wide range of issues. Prior to this private sector experience, she was the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Department of the Lottery where she communicated legislative and budget initiatives to the Legislature critical to funding Florida’s education system. She was involved in all aspects of the agency’s state contracts and state reporting requirements in addition to working to maximize the profits for education.

Additionally, Carrie has worked for a private company promoting anti-consumer federal and state legislation in the U.S., Europe and Canada. The bulk of Carrie’s policy and public affairs experience derived from her time working for Governor Jeb Bush and Governor Charlie Crist developing and influencing legislative and budget decisions for the state of Florida. Carrie also has worked for gubernatorial and presidential campaigns Bush-Brogan 2002 and Bush-Chaney 2004.

Carrie has a Masters in American Policy and Politics, a Bachelor of Science in Communications, as well as a minor in Political Science from Florida State University.

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