Director of Government Relations
Candice is a government relations professional specializing in Florida state and local government relations. Candice began her lobbying career in 1998 when she joined Ericks Consultants, Inc. She developed and expanded the firm into a successful, multiregional operation with a diverse book of clients. Over the course of the past two decades, Candice has developed an extensive network of contacts and relationships in the governmental, non-profit, and business communities within Florida. Her hands-on approach within the governmental relations world has enabled her to continuously deliver success for her clients in numerous subject areas. For the last two decades she has worked diligently to grow her family's governmental consulting business, Ericks Consultants, Inc.
In 2016, Candice and the CEO of Tripp Scott, Ed Pozzuoli, made a conversation a reality and formed TSE (Tripp Scott Ericks), the governmental relations arm of Tripp Scott. Candice had been working with Tripp Scott on a number of projects throughout the years so the transition to TSE truly was an organic one. At TSE, her diversified team of governmental relations specialists truly are the best in the industry.
Candice currently represents a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from local governments to corporations to nonprofits. Most of her clients are longtime relationships due to her dedication and loyalty to their success in the political world. Her client list not only includes some of the largest corporations within the state, but also includes entities from almost every industry within Florida.
Candice was the first recipient of the Theresa Lintz Memorial Award from the Florida Association for Intergovernmental Relations. This award is significant in that it represents excellence in legislative advocacy on behalf of local governments in Florida and an exemplary commitment to consensus building, professionalism and high ethical standards to better serve our local communities.
Candice is active in many organizations within the local community and throughout the state. She currently serves as the President of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL), an organization committed to establishing and maintaining high standards for the lobbying profession. She also works actively with the Florida League of Cities, the Broward League of Cities, the Florida Public Transportation Association, the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Association of Counties, and is a recent past Chair of the Florida Association for Intergovernmental Relations.
Candice also serves as Chair of Broward Days, a non-profit and non-partisan group of people advocating for diverse needs and concerns of Broward County structured under the Broward Delegation. Ultimately, Candice takes every opportunity to work with businesses and local governments to help make the State of Florida the best place to live. Candice graduated with a Public Relations degree from Florida State University in 1995. Candice resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations