AIF Names Adam Basford as its New Vice President of Government Relations

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Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today announced the addition of Adam Basford as its new vice president of government relations. Basford will officially assume the role beginning December 1, 2021.

“I’m pleased to have Adam joining us to lead AIF’s government relations team,” said Brewster Bevis, president of AIF. “His strong relationships with Florida leaders, deep experience navigating complex policy issues and understanding of Florida politics will serve AIF and its members well. I look forward to working with him closely as we continue to advocate on behalf of Florida’s business community for policies that will promote job growth and prosperity in our great state.”

“I am excited for this opportunity to become a part of the well-respected AIF team, who I have worked closely with for many years,” said Basford. “It has been an honor to advocate on behalf of Florida’s agricultural community, and now I look forward to putting my knowledge and relationships to good use helping to fight for Florida’s job creators. I appreciate AIF’s mission to promote free enterprise and prosperity for all Floridians and I am eager to get to know and work on behalf of its members to advance that common goal.”

Prior to joining AIF, Basford served as the director of legislative affairs for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation (FFBF) since 2012. Basford previously held a number of other roles within FFBF, including director of national affairs from 2009-2012 and assistant director of agricultural policy from 2004-2009. Basford holds a master’s degree in agricultural communications from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from the University of West Florida.

Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, AIF has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state. For more information on AIF, please visit and follow @VoiceofFLBiz.

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