Political Outreach

Adriana Pereira-Reyes
Director, Public Affairs & Government Relations Wal-Mart Stores Inc. - Florida

Staff Contact



Actively and regularly engage with local leaders:
  • Meet with local municipal/county elected and appointed officials (commissioners & department directors) on key local priorities (transportation, economic development, and education).
  • Host a forum for local municipal mayors to discuss critical topics pertinent to the business community
Develop a political scorecard mechanism to hold elected officials accountable:
  • Educate candidates on chamber priorities before election day
  • Host a pre/post session briefings with State legislators
  • Assign a key GMCC member(s) to engage locally with elected officials 
Increase membership participation in Governmental Affairs group:
  • Assign ambassadors from each committee to sit on Governmental Affairs and meet regularly
  • Educate membership on upcoming elections
  • Continue being a conduit on key legislative issues and bring both sides of an issue
        -Organize a Legislative Session Preview/Review at Trustee luncheons
  • Develop and nurture young leaders within the Chamber and continue their engagement throughout their professional career
  • Develop a format for Chairman Circle members to become active participants in the political process to further the Chamber’s legislative agenda


Additional Committee Programming