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About Erik H. Kirk

Erik H. KirkErik H. Kirk, a lifelong Floridian, founded Kirk Consulting Group, Inc. in 2003. Mr. Kirk has a broad range of experience in Florida’s executive and legislative branches of government, municipal and county government, and individual and initiative campaigns. Through over ten years of government relations experience, Mr. Kirk has gained the respect of his colleagues and recognition from those pledged to serve for the advancement of Florida’s future.

Mr. Kirk grew up in the political environment and began his government relations career while in college as an understudy to former Supreme Court Justice Wade Hopping. He also served as a recurring volunteer at the Republican Party of Florida under Sally Bradshaw, a name most often mentioned with the campaigns of Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. During Governor Bush's first campaign, Mr. Kirk was featured on The Online News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

From there, Mr. Kirk went to work for two statewide associations leading their government relations efforts before the executive and legislative branches. In 2001, Governor Bush tapped Mr. Kirk to serve in the State Department of Management Services where he served as Chief of Staff at the State Technology Office. He guided and advised Florida’s State Chief Information Officer (CIO) on strategies for managing and consolidated the state’s information technology infrastructure. Mr. Kirk facilitated the implementation and deployment of six key enterprise strategies that streamlined state government by achieving Governor Bush’s vision of transforming the public sector through leading edge technologies.

Mr. Kirk received both Bachelors and Masters degrees in political science and public policy from the Florida State University. Mr. Kirk is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Tallahassee and he also is a founding member of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists. He and his wife, the former Kristen Scarola, reside in Tallahassee and are the parents of four children.

Giving Back

Com-mu-ni-ty \ke-myu-ne-te\  n: a unified body of individuals with diverse interests interacting for the common good.

At Kirk Consulting Group, we believe in the profound obligation to give back to our community. Service to others, through civic involvement, is at the foundation of our Republic. Click the links below to view recent public service works:

Leon County Schools in Need of Mentors
MENTORS the non-parent connection
Become a Mentor Today

We also participate in a number of organizations year round and encourage our clients and visitors to this site to consider the following organizations: