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Eddie V Garcia

(202) 867-4495
PO Box 60934
Nashville, TN 37206
eddie.v.garcia@gmail.com
PROFILE:
18 years experience in government, media, marketing, community and public relations
Excellent team leading/building skills, precise writing, persuasive communication and public speaking skills
Fluent in Spanish, Italian
Developed and executed successful media, branding and sales campaigns

Talk Radio Host: Speak Your Mind Radio--Internet Podcast:


September 2013 through February 2016, host of weekly live talk radio discussing issues ranging from federal, state
and local that include Illegal immigration, secure borders, official English legislation, property rights, public lands,
2nd Amendment, effective Congress, term limits, free enterprise markets, taxation and national security.

Investor/General Manager-- Buck Wild Saloon Nashville, TN


2010 - 2012
Managed all daily aspects of 3 floors of bars and live music, scheduling, food and liquor/beer ordering,
managed staff of 26 and used political and governmental acumen in dealing with ABC/Beer Board

President EVG Consulting Co.


October 1996 to Present
Independent consultant and strategist for political campaigns, ballot initiatives, and advocacy issues throughout
USA, Congress, state Legislatures, Puerto Rico and local governments. Advocacy representation for companies and
organizations in telecommunications, cable television franchise, public/private education, Charter schools,
healthcare, mental health, Medicaid, pharmaceuticals, health insurance, real estate development, payroll processing,
liquor/beverage producer and automotive industries.

Managing Director - Hill & Knowlton USA--Ft. Lauderdale


January 2001 - July 2001
(813) 221-0030
Independent consultant responsible for implementation of public relations, marketing, advertising campaigns and
public affairs and regulatory affairs campaigns for varying clients including Latin American clients.
Conducting crisis management advice for worldwide clients.

Chief of Staff - State Representative Burt L. Saunders (Naples)


Florida House of Representatives, District 76 : Nov. 1994 to Oct 1996
Florida Senate, District 26 : Nov 1996 to June 1997
(239) 417-6220
Responsible for office staff of three, researching and drafting legislation, advising Member on legislative issues,
solving constituent inquiries, filing quarterly financial reports, writing speeches, dealing with media, attending and
addressing public functions for the Member.

Deputy Press Secretary U.S. Senator Connie Mack, Washington, DC


Responsible for establishing and maintaining media contacts for Senator. Assisted constituent services staff on varied
projects and handled media inquiries.

EDUCATION:
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts; Minor: Business Management , May 1995

Member: ASCAP, NARAS (GRAMMYs), TN ABC Manager Card

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