tEAM mEMBERS

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Jon Johnson

Partner

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Cheryl Adams

Office Manager

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Travis Blanton

Partner

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Lilly Higginbotham

Director of Communications

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Darrick D. McGhee, Sr.

Chief Operating Officer

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PARTNER

Jon Johnson

Jon Johnson formed Johnson and Associates in 1995, which became Johnson & Blanton in 2005. Jon's lobbying and political consulting experience includes diverse areas such as: healthcare, managed care, worker's compensation, professional regulation, insurance, telecommunications, utilities and criminal justice.

 
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PARTNER

Travis Blanton

Travis joined Johnson and Associates in 2002, which became Johnson & Blanton in 2005. His extensive experience in Florida government includes serving as the chief of staff for the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which is responsible for administering Florida's $20 billion Medicaid program and regulating more than 19,000 health care facilities throughout the state.

 
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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & OFFICE MANAGER

Cheryl Adams

Cheryl joined Johnson & Blanton in 2007 as executive assistant and office manager. She is affectionately referred to as ‘The Hub’ for her ability to ensure all activities of the firm run smoothly and effectively. Cheryl wears many hats; office operations, events coordination, and TeamJB logistics are all aspects of her work at Johnson & Blanton.

 
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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Darrick D. McGhee, Sr.

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Mr. Darrick D. McGhee, Sr. currently serves as Chief Operating Officer with over two decades of experience in state and local government. Most recently, Darrick was the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott. In this capacity, he was responsible for advocating and securing passage of the Governor's legislative priorities.

 
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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

lILLY hIGGINBOTHAM

Lilly is the newest addition to Team JB and works with all our clients to ensure they know what they need to know before they need to know it. Lilly believes that communication is the backbone of what we do here at Johnson and Blanton, and she works every day to make sure our clients understand what is going on behind the curtain of Florida politics. Lilly has a history in public relations, where she worked for some of the nation's best golf courses and resorts, and Governor Ron DeSantis Press Office, where she got a first-hand look at the administration and gained valuable experience. Lilly holds a bachelor's degree in Editing, Writing and Media from Florida State University.