Rheb Harbison*

Rheb Harbison*


Rheb Harbison*

Senior Government Affairs Consultant

T 850-577-9090
F 850-577-3311
Tallahassee 301 South Bronough Street Suite 600 Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Rheb’s career comprises over 34 years of senior level public affairs experience. During this time he worked alongside three Chief Justices of the Florida Supreme Court, developing legislative and communications policy for the Court, and worked with former Florida Governor Bob Martinez.

Rheb has a broad range of experience in public affairs, lobbying, media relations, senior executive management, business development, and marketing. He has held senior executive positions at the Florida Chamber as the organization’s chief government affairs professional; the Supreme Court of Florida, where he oversaw communication and research policy and where he advocated the Court’s legislative position before the Florida Legislature for the Chief Justice; a large national law firm where he worked with former Florida Governor Bob Martinez and where he represented a slate of large business clients including a Fortune 30 client; and Hospital Corporation of America, where he handled regulatory compliance, business development and marketing, as a senior health care executive. Rheb is also a past chairman of Tort Reform United Effort (TRUE), a business coalition aimed at amending Florida’s tort laws.

* Denotes non-attorney professional  

  • Education
    • Florida State University, B.S. (1976)
      • Major, Communications
      • Minor, Graphics Communication
    • Chamber of Commerce of the United States Institutes for Organization Management (1984)
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • Florida Chamber Political Institute Advisory Council
    • Tort Reform United Effort, Past Chairman
  • Civic
    • Big Bend Hospice
      • Executive Committee
      • Chairman, Board of Directors
    • Leadership Tallahassee, Past Chairman
    • Youth Leadership Tallahassee, Program Development Task Force, Chairman
    • Leadership Florida, Class 18
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • National Distinguished Leadership Award, National Association for Community Leadership, 1997


    National Health Care Marketing Awards

    • Healthcare Marketing Report, Merit, Television Campaign, 1990
    • Healthcare Marketing Report, Merit, Television Single Spot, 1989
    • Healthcare Recruitment and Retention, Silver, Exhibit, 1989
    • Healthcare Recruitment and Retention, Silver, Television Single Spot, 1989
    • Healthcare Marketing Report, Merit, Television Single Spot, 1988
    • Healthcare Marketing Report, Merit, Total Campaign, 1988
    • Healthcare Marketing Report, Gold, Television Special, 1987
    • Healthcare Marketing Report, Merit, Television Campaign, 1987
    • Healthcare Marketing Report, Merit, Magazine Single Print, 1987
    • Healthcare Marketing Report, Merit, Television Single Spot, 1987


    Florida Health Care Marketing Awards

    • Florida Public Relations Association, Golden Image Judges’ Award, Special Event, 1989


    Tallahassee Health Care Marketing Awards

    • Capital Chapter Florida Public Relations Association, Grand All Golden Image Award, Special Event, 1988
    • Capital Chapter Florida Public Relations Association, Grand Golden Image Award, Special Event, 1988
    • Capital Chapter Florida Public Relations Association, Golden Image Award, Special Event, 1988
    • Capital Chapter Florida Public Relations Association, Judges’ Award, Special Event, 1988
    • Tallahassee Advertising Federation, First Place, Television Single Spot, 1988
    • Springtime Tallahassee, Judges’ Award, Special Event, 1988
    • Capital Chapter Florida Public Relations Association, Grand Golden Image Award, Television Total Campaign, 1987
    • Capital Chapter Florida Public Relations Association, Golden Image Award, Special Event, 1987
    • Capital Chapter Florida Public Relations Association, Golden Image Award, Television Single Spot, 1987
    • Tallahassee Advertising Federation, First Place, Television Single Spot, 1987
    • Tallahassee Advertising Federation, First Place, Total Campaign, 1987
    • Tallahassee Advertising Federation, First Place, Television Total Campaign, 1986
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • "Overview of the 2019-2020 Florida Legislature and the Power of the Majority," Florida Nurses’ Association Advocacy Days, January 22, 2020
    • "Legislative and Regulatory Policy Platform," Florida Nurses’ Association Advocacy Days, January 22, 2020
    • "Major Issues Facing the Legislature," Florida Nurses Association 2018 Advocacy Days, January 17, 2018