Ashley Kalifeh, Esq., is a consultant at Capital City Consulting, bringing experienced lobbying in the private sector, as well as overseeing insurance and financial services issues before the Florida Legislature and Cabinet.
Ashley began her career practicing law at a large Tallahassee law firm. She was then recruited to serve as the Legislative Affairs Director for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. During her tenure at the Department of Financial Services, she was promoted to Deputy Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for the offices of Legislative Affairs, Cabinet Affairs, Policy & Research, and Strategic Planning.
While at the Department of Financial Services, Ashley led a team responsible for the successful passage of reforms to the laws governing insurance agents, agencies, and adjusters; insurer insolvency proceedings; state contracting; fire prevention and safety; unclaimed property distribution; and, several workers’ compensation system reforms. Ashley also helped lead the Department’s efforts in combating insurance fraud in the workers’ compensation, property, and personal injury protection insurance marketplaces, and was instrumental in the passage of those particular legislative reforms.
Outside of her legislative responsibilities, Ashley managed the Cabinet Affairs team, advising the Chief Financial Officer on matters of policy before the Florida Cabinet, Financial Services Commission, and the Boards of Trustees for the State Board of Administration and Internal Improvement Trust Fund. These matters included investment of Florida Retirement System funds, the acquisition and sale of public lands, and state purchasing procedures. Finally, overseeing the Policy and Strategic Planning offices, Ashley created and managed various special projects, such as the creation of an online economic dashboard, a quarterly economic and financial publication, business research surveys and reports, and departmental performance measurement monitoring. Before joining the Department, Ashley represented several property, casualty, and medical malpractice insurers. In addition to legislative lobbying, she concentrated on insurance defense and administrative law, and co-authored several amicus briefs on behalf of business and healthcare clients.
Ashley is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Florida State University’s College of Law. The Florida Trend has recognized her twice as one of Florida’s top government attorneys.