Director of Communications
Lilly had barely started political communications work when she decided she didn't want to do anything else. The realization came not in pitched battle but alone and far from the war, as a pang of withdrawal.
Her internship in the Executive Office of the Governor from February to May 2019 had coincided with crucial opening months for newly elected Gov. Ron DeSantis. Lilly was 22 and about to graduate from Florida State University, where she majored in writing and editing
They met days before DeSantis' first State of the State address, in which the Governor hit the high points of his agenda and asked legislators to back him.
Following her internship, she took a step back from the political field and realized how much she enjoyed having a hand on the heartbeat of the state and being caught up in the hustle and bustle of downtown.
Now, her job as spokeswoman with Team JB means she is more likely to be found creating written materials and tracking bills. Person-to-person communication is a company credo and Lilly’s highest priority.
"I want people to know what they need to know before they need to know it," she said.