Jennifer Hatfield has over 15 years of legislative and regulatory experience. She has spent the last 8 years working as the managing member of J. Hatfield & Associates, PL, a government consulting business based out of Rockledge, Florida. In 2015 she also became the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Wilson & Associates, LLC, a Florida-based lobbying and association management firm specializing in the fields of energy and construction.
Jennifer provides clients with federal and state legislative and regulatory services that include: analyzing and monitoring legislation and regulatory rulemaking; lobbying legislative and regulatory bodies; drafting amendments, petitions for declaratory statements, public comments and various other documents; specializing in state and national building code processes, code proposal submittals and national consensus standard processes; grassroots advocacy development with trade associations; and advisement on political action committees and their decisions on supporting candidates for elected office.
Jennifer has represented the pool & spa industry since 2006, first as the Florida Swimming Pool Association in-house Government Relations Director and then as their Government Relations Consultant. She began working with the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (formerly the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals) in an official capacity in 2008 and has been their Government Affairs Director since 2010. Previously, Jennifer represented the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association as well as various product manufacturers.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the College of William & Mary and is a graduate of the Frederic G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Jennifer is a member of the Florida Bar and previously worked at the Florida Legislature as a committee attorney for the Florida House of Representatives. Prior to moving to Florida, Jennifer worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Hatfield - Government Consultant / Managing Member
Patrick Fitts - Chief Financial Officer / Director of Information Technology / Logistics Specialist
Patrick came on board in the Fall of 2013 and has become an integral component of the J. Hatfield & Associates back office. His technical expertise in accounting, logistics, and information technology has proved to be an asset for the firm and its clients.
Patrick brings a varied work history to the company. Since 2005, he has worked as a government contractor for a Navy project based in the Bahamas. He has earned an Associates of Arts, an Associates of Science in Transportation and Logistics, an Intermodal Transportation certificate, an International Intermodal Transportation certificate, and an Accounting Specialist certificate from Eastern Florida State College.