Tampa, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2017) – Holland & Knight Partner Bob Grammig has been elected as the 2017-2018 chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. His one-year term runs from Nov. 1, 2017 through Oct. 31, 2018.
Mr. Grammig leads Holland & Knight’s firm-wide Corporate, M&A and Securities practice and has practiced in the firm’s Tampa office for more than 35 years. He has advised many prominent Florida businesses in various industries on a wide range of business issues, including numerous public offerings and domestic and foreign acquisitions. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
“Bob Grammig’s leadership in Florida’s business community has been instrumental to ensuring a strong business climate for job creators,” said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “Bob is an advocate for free-enterprise and believes a competitive workforce, and strong global ties will help ensure Florida’s diverse communities can unite under an integrated business agenda.”
“For over 100 years, the Florida Chamber has been the premier organization focused on improving the lives of Floridians by driving the long-term economic vitality of our state. Holland & Knight, through its membership, has supported this mission since the inception of the Chamber,” said Mr. Grammig. “I’m proud to be part of an organization that tirelessly fights to support job creators, to defeat special interests that advocate job-killing policies which would impair innovation and economic opportunities for our citizens and to secure a better future for Florida’s families and businesses.”
Mr. Grammig is involved in a number of civic and charitable activities. He serves as a director of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and a member of the leadership committee of the Florida Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce. He has previously served as a director of the Tampa Bay International Trade Council and as a director of the Tampa Bay Child Abuse Committee. He also served as general counsel to the 2012 Host Committee for the Republican National Convention.