Chuck Drago joins the Ioppolo Law Group Government Affairs Team
Lake Mary, FL (July 13, 2011) — The Ioppolo Law Group announced today that Chuck Drago, former Governor Charlie Crist’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, has joined ILG as Director of Government Affairs.
Former Governor Crist commented that, “Chuck has proven throughout his career that he can implement creative solutions, increase efficiencies and develop partnerships that achieve positive results. I found his insight invaluable.”
Chairman Chris Dorworth, slated by the House Republican Caucus to be speaker of the Florida House in 2014, commented that, “I’ve known Frank and Chuck for years. Each has risen to the highest levels of success in their fields. Bringing together their experience and contacts in business and government will create a powerful advocate for clients seeking information and influence.”
“Chuck brings to ILG unique insights on what is going on in the legislature and deep relationships throughout Tallahassee,” stated Frank Ioppolo, Jr., Founder and Managing Member of the Ioppolo Law Group. “Together with Craig Miller, former CEO of Ruth’s Chris’ Steakhouse and candidate for US Senate, and my Dad, Frank Sr., former Executive Vice President for Business Affairs and General Counsel of Walt Disney Attractions, we plan to bring a new perspective to government affairs — business based, streamlined and strategic. Chuck’s leadership skills and success in government will enable us to expand our government relations capabilities while strengthening the services we provide to help our clients maximize their business opportunities.”
“In my experience, understanding how things get done in government can be enormously helpful to your business. Both Frank and Chuck have reputations built around finding real, practical solutions for clients. I’m excited Chuck is joining our team at ILG,” said Craig Miller, ILG business consultant and candidate for US Senate.
Drago added, “I am delighted to join ILG at a time when maintaining a solid relationship with government has never been more important. It is very exciting to join such a talented and prestigious team. Frank is a skilled attorney who has carefully developed an impressive group of experienced attorneys and business consultants. He has also been deeply involved in Central Florida community and business affairs for over 20 years, having served as Chairman of the Seminole County Regional Chamber and many other civic and charitable organizations.”
About Chuck Drago. Chuck has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, including service as the Chief of Police in Oviedo, Florida, and the Assistant Chief of Police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to his work at ILG, Chuck is also the President of Drago Professional Consultants which provides police practices consulting and litigation support to attorneys, government and businesses. He is active in the community as well and serves on the Advisory Boards for Excel Recruiting Inc., Helpful Hands, Inc., and is a member of the Oviedo Historical Society. Chuck is a father and grandfather and married to Cindy Drago who is a member of the Oviedo City Council and Seminole State College Board of Trustees.
About the Ioppolo Law Group. The Ioppolo Law Group (ILG) is a law firm concentrating on business—“where uncommon business experience meets legal know-how.” Its practice focuses on transactional law, corporate finance, advertising law, internet and technology law, and government affairs. ILG also offers business consulting and professional negotiation services, as well as mediation services. What sets it apart from other law firms, no matter the size, is the business experience of its people. Each of the attorneys and business consultants at ILG has held both business executive and legal positions in public or private companies. Thus, they can view transactions from both the business and legal perspectives.
For more information, please visit http://www.ioppololawgroup.com, or call 407. 444.1004.
Chuck Drago can be reached at 407. 444.1004 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frank S. Ioppolo, Jr., Esq.