The Lobbying Show: Interview with Jonathan Kilman, Chairman of Converge GPS and Converge Government Affairs

Jonathan Kilman is the Chairman of Converge Government Affairs. Based out of Miami, Florida, Converge offers government relations and public affairs services at the state, national AND international level! After graduating from Harvard Law School, Jonathan had a career as an attorney before transitioning to the government affairs sector.

  • Jonathan earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida and then received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
  • He served as a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP for eleven years, working in their government practice.
  • As a lawyer, Jonathan represented the Florida House of Representatives in litigation and appeals related to the redistricting of Florida’s state and federal legislative districts. Two years later, he represented the Florida Department of State in state and federal election litigation and appeals. Jonathan also served as legal counsel to the successful 2006 campaign of Florida Governor Charlie Crist.
  • Jonathan serves as Chair of the Strategy Committee for the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Converge has an impressive list of tech and startup clients, and employs a remarkable staff of seasoned lobbyists. Within just two years, Converge has expanded to fifteen full-time employees. Jonathan designed his firm like a tech startup to resonate with the clientele he wanted to attract.

Article by Jim O’Brien
September 9, 2019
Source: The Lobbying Show