Francis Marion Turner
Francis Marion Turner IV, Partner, joined Alcalde & Fay in 2012, bringing to the team over two decades of experience in government and public affairs. Serving several years as an assistant to Senator Connie Mack (R-FL), Mr. Turner has detailed experience representing local government, financial services, transportation infrastructure, energy and utility clientele. His expertise includes the tracking, monitoring and influencing of all legislative activity within the infrastructure, public works, environment, transportation, banking, telecommunication and electric utility arenas.
Mr. Turner has extensive experience working with the respective authorizing committees within Congress to shape Federal policies pursuant to client specifications. In addition, Mr. Turner tracks the development of federal appropriations bills and all Congressional budget negotiations. He has helped to secure hundreds of millions in appropriations, authorization and competitive grant successes for clients during his career.
Prior to joining Alcalde & Fay, Mr. Turner served almost 5 years as a Senior Vice President at MWW Group, where he managed the firm’s local government practice. Before that, he served as Deputy Director of Government Relations for the law firm of Jorden Burt LLP. During his time at Jorden Burt, Mr. Turner represented a number of the firm’s financial services clients, achieving victories for them in both the Gramm-Leach-Bliley and Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory reform bills. He also played a key role in the passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) of 2002, legislation creating a federal “backstop” for insurance claims related to acts of terrorism.
Mr. Turner works closely with the firm’s local government clients on appropriations lobbying, grants strategies, and collaboration with federal agencies and other local government lobbying organizations, such as the US Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC), and the National Association of Counties (NACO). He is a native of Pensacola, Florida and an alumnus of the University of Florida, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English.