Insightful Experience

Our diverse team continues to lead the way in governmental affairs, lobbying, procurement & business development services.

Our Team

A powerful combination of talent and experience, with a proven record of success.

At Ronald L. Book, P.A., we specialize in “anything and everything government.” We are well known in the state Capitol for our work before the Florida Legislature, the Governor and Cabinet and across many state agencies. Our influence does not stop there. We also represent clients before numerous local governments throughout Florida, including Florida’s largest counties – Miami-Dade and Broward. Cities, counties, school districts…we’ve got you covered.

Ronald L. Book

Founder, President & CEO

Mr. Book is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ronald L. Book, P.A.  Since founding the firm in 1987, Ron has developed a client list that is a “who’s who” of business and industry, local governments, health care and not-for-profit associations.  His reputation as a hard worker, dedicated to his client’s causes, has earned him a place in the upper echelon of Tallahassee power.  Associates, clients and lawmakers describe Ron Book and his firm as committed, tenacious, knowledgeable and credible.

It is difficult to narrow Mr. Book’s areas of expertise to a simple few.  From sports and economic development to affordable housing to environmental remediation to social services, transportation, growth management, health care, seaports and aviation — if it is an issue that you have read about, Mr. Book has been at the center of the debate, influencing the decisions of policymakers for the past 4 decades.

For more than 30 years, his firm has led the government affairs industry in Florida, specializing in the appropriations process, responsible for literally, billions in grants, programs and earmarks to various projects and causes.

Kelly Mallette

Kelly Mallette serves as Senior Director of Government Affairs for Ronald L. Book, P.A., In this role, she helps oversee the firm’s Capitol lobbying practice, including the overall development of strategy, approach and execution for the firm’s extensive portfolio of clients.

Kelly’s long experience in politics began decades ago, when, at the age of 19, she worked as an intern to one of Florida’s most recognized lobbyists.  Since then she has grown into a powerful force in the Florida Capitol, providing lobbying services to a broad range of firm clients, including high-level business interests, hospitals, health care providers, professional associations and many others.  Her experience as Senate aide to a former Appropriations subcommittee chair, provided her with unique insight into Florida’s budget process, which has yielded hundreds of millions in funds for clients for everything from instructional materials, to complicated hospital formulas, to health care rate increases and other various grants and special appropriations.

Rana Brown

In 2008, Rana Brown joined Ronald L Book, P.A., with over 16 years of experience in government affairs. Rana specializes in legislative procedure with emphasis on state and local government and various private sector interests.

Ms. Brown provides executive direction services for the Florida Regional Councils’ Association, a statewide organization. Her work with the Florida Regional Councils’ provides her a depth of knowledge regarding local government, transportation, growth management and environmental issues. Prior to joining Ronald L. Book, P.A., Ms. Brown headed the Advocacy Department of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce where she restructured the Chamber’s government affairs focus to address issues affecting the business community at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to her work at the Chamber, Ms. Brown held the position of Assistant Director of Intergovernmental Affairs within the office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, where she worked on behalf of the County before the state legislature, state agencies and executive branch.

Gaby Navarro

As the newest hire to Ronald L. Book, P.A, Gabriela Navarro brings her knowledge of the political process and unmatched work ethic to the firm. Her experience in various levels of Florida government is invaluable to clients from various industries. Due to that diverse experience, Gabriela will work with clients across the firm’s portfolio while handling multiple matters in front of the legislature.

Gabriela’s political career began when she, as a college student, accepted an internship in one of Florida’s most recognizable lobbying and public affairs firms. During her time there, she was promoted to an associate before the age of 22. Her duties included both lobbying and managing local and judicial campaigns.  More recently, she served as the lead legislative aide to a state representative in the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation.  As a House aide, her duties included acting as a liaison to municipalities, elected officials, businesses and community organizations in the district. She was also responsible for overseeing legislative efforts, including budget and substantive issues.


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