Lobbying since: 2013
Paula F. Sardinas, NBPLA currently serves as the President/CEO of FMS Global Strategies, LLC, a #BIPOC Governmental Affairs lobbying firm, and The Purpose Driven Girl, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, focused on empowering #BIPOC women and girls who are often unable to use their voice— due to intersectionality and structural racism. Her career in public policy spans 25 years working in Telecom, Engineering, Banking, IT, STEM, Cannabis Social Equity, and Financial Literacy. She is a member of the National Black Professional Lobbyist Association in good standing.
This lobbyist certified completion of required code of conduct training on 10/26/2020.
Lobbying since: 2021
As a member of the FMS Global leadership team, Albert is responsible for the day to day operations of FMS Global Strategies, LLC, and FMS Global Cares, LLC. His legislative experience began in 2008 when he worked as a government relations consultant assisting his wife Paula Fillmore-Sardinas at Fillmore-Riche Convergent Technologies, handling social media for Women for Obama. In 2012, Albert was chosen to be a Fellow for Obama for America, where he served as part of the Florida Campaign team for President Obama's re-election.
As the VP Public Policy, Albert cultivates relationships between his clients and the Legislative and Executive branch. He's primarily responsible for the development of legislative tactics and strategies on state and local issues. He serves as a SME for cannabis social equity, construction, appropriations, small-businesses, and emergency preparedness issues. He brings twelve years of advocacy, procurement, and call center consulting to FMS Global Strategies.
Albert is fluent in Spanish, French, and English. He is the only son of Cuban born immigrants. He has a passion for DEI and immigration issues. He's also been a champion for the LGBTQIA community in Florida and Washington state. In 2019, he launched a food insecurity program to tackle poverty and systemic racism under the FMS Global Cares umbrella. He's participated in humanitarian efforts in Haiti, Puerto Rico, USVI, Florida, Georgia, New York, California, and Nevada.
This lobbyist certified completion of required code of conduct training on 01/12/2021.
Lobbying since: 2021
Cristina M. Mateo recently joined FMS Global Strategies as the Chief of Staff and advocate for the WBBA. Ms. Mateo is a graduate of Valencia College and the University of Central Florida, where she graduated with honors in her major-- Political Science. She served as part of the Young Democrats for Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign, volunteered for Leader Perry Thurston's AG Campaign, worked for Republican Chris Latavala's House Campaign, and served as a page for the Florida House of Representatives. Cristina also worked for the DCCC for Congressman Denny Heck.
Cristina understands the importance of working with all political parties and can build bipartisan coalitions to advance the cause of Black and Brown communities. She identifies as Black and Hispanic, using She/Her pronouns, and will work out of both Washington and Florida. She is also a member of the National Black Professional Lobbyist Association.
This lobbyist certified completion of required code of conduct training on 11/15/2021.