Ramba Consulting Group, LLC
   
David E. Ramba is founder of Ramba Consulting Group. Prior to creating this entity in August of 2009, Mr. Ramba was head of the Legislative Team for Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., for 10 years. As such, Mr. Ramba represented over 30 clients before the Legislature, Governor, Cabinet and state agencies in the areas of local government, utilities, taxation, franchise issues, environmental regulation, administrative rule-making and other general government matters. Legal representation of clients included employment and personnel matters, housing issues, American’s with Disability Act, land use and permitting, contract negotiations and appropriations matters for state and local programs.

Prior to working with Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., Mr. Ramba was Legislative Counsel for The Florida League of Cities, Inc. In his five years at the League representing local government, his primary duties were to represent the League before the Florida Legislature in the areas of civil justice reform, transportation, building codes, workers’ compensation, health insurance, eminent domain and other legal matters pertaining to municipal government. Mr. Ramba was responsible for the drafting of proposed legislation for all legislative matters affecting municipalities and for advocating the League’s position to the Florida Legislature, Constitution Revision Commission, Cabinet and other government agencies. He also participated in rule development with state agencies, drafted legislative policy for League members and served as legal counsel to city attorneys.

Mr. Ramba also worked as an attorney for the Department of Labor’s Special Disability Trust Fund and in the Florida House of Representatives Committee on Finance and Taxation.

Mr. Ramba is admitted to practice before the Florida Bar and the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court. He is a Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator for the Second Judicial Circuit.

   

Allison S. Carvajal has over 19 years of experience in legislative and governmental relations. Prior to joining Ramba Consulting Group, Ms. Carvajal was owner of Carvajal Consulting and Management, a government relations firm representing numerous clients before all levels of state government. Current activities include the management of legislative programs for several statewide organizations as well as private companies.

Ms. Carvajal began her career with the Florida Legislature in the Senate Appropriations Committee while attending graduate school at the Florida State University in Public Administration and Political Science. While attending graduate school she also worked with various Governmental Consultants representing clients before State Government.

In 1996, 1998 and 2002 Ms. Carvajal temporarily relocated to the St. Petersburg area where she worked for the Republican Party of Florida as a field representative. During her tenure with the Republican Party, Ms. Carvajal gained extensive knowledge in the aspect of campaign management. Ms. Carvajal continues to maintain her presence in the political arena.

Ms. Carvajal’s experience from state government and private sector activities, combined with her participation in political activities provides her clients with a formidable advocate for the advancement of their interests.

Ms. Carvajal resides in Tallahassee with her husband Tony and they have one son. 

   
   

Thomas Hobbs is a lobbyist for Ramba Consulting, LLC.  He has worked over 15 years in Florida government.  Starting out as an intern for Gov. Jeb Bush in the Office of Drug Control, Thomas rose through the ranks of the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget for five years, finishing as Director of Special Projects.  He then was recruited to the Florida House of Representatives as the Deputy Staff Director for the Majority Whip under Rep. Carlos Lopez Cantera.  Thomas worked at another lobbying firm for four years before joining Ramba Consulting in 2017.  Thomas has worked on policy issues ranging from education to local government to transportation and more.

 

Thomas also joined the Florida Army National Guard in 2007 and is still a member, having deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in 2016-17.  He is a Captain serving as a MEDEVAC helicopter pilot flying the HH-60M Blackhawk and previously was trained and served as the battalion's Military Intelligence Officer.

 

He also has earned commercial and private pilot’s licenses and doubles as the Chief Pilot and Operations Manager for Capitol Air Service.

 

Thomas is married and has a brand new baby girl.  He received both his Masters of Science Degree in Political Science and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science from The Florida State University. 

   

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