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Government Affairs
We are here to inform the members of SuncoastHR by monitoring and evaluating legal action at the federal, state, and local levels that may have an impact on the management of Human Resources. We also serve as a liaison to state legislators and Members of Congress. The Director of Government Affairs works in close cooperation with the State Governmental Affairs Director and the SHRM headquarters staff in carrying out these responsibilities.

We want to hear from you. SuncoastHR Members are encouraged to get involved and share the legislative affairs and public policy issues that interest or challenge them so we can address them as a Chapter.

Contact Your Director:
  William "Bill" Grob, Shareholder., Ogletree Deakins, serves as the Director of Government Affairs for SuncoastHR. Members can direct issues of concern, comments, or questions regarding legislative affairs issues to Bill at

COVID-19 Resources

Currently, it is important to remain informed and up-to-date on the status of COVID-19. From how to protect yourself and others, what to do if you are sick, data and surveillance to recommended guidelines and protocols, the below trusted resources are designed to help everyone stay diligent.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Florida Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Center
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 Executive Orders (via
SHRM Coronavirus Resources Page
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide

The SHRM Advocacy Team is a crucial component of SHRM’s advocacy efforts, and works with you to advance the interests of the HR profession at both the federal and state levels. Members of the SHRM Advocacy Team join the ranks of other HR Advocates committed to moving the HR profession forward, and become the voice of our profession.

To learn more, visit

Your Voice Matters-Join the SHRM A-Team