Senior Vice President of Legislative & Government Affairs, Sunshine Health
Tallahassee, Leon County
Tammy Perdue was recently named the Senior Vice President of Legislative & Government Affairs for Sunshine Health. In this role, she oversees the advocacy activities of Florida’s largest comprehensive Medicaid health plan, providing services to over 650,000 members and employing over 4,800 people across the state.
Prior to this role, Perdue spent more than 20 years representing insurers and the business community on tort, workers’ compensation, insurance, and other legal issues before the Legislative and Executive branches of government.
From 2006 to 2016, Perdue was general counsel for the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF). Her most notable accomplishment in this role was the development and leadership of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Coalition of Business and Industry. From its outset to align the lobbying efforts of Florida’s employers with their workers’ compensation carriers, this Coalition grew to encompass over 300 Florida employers, insurance companies, and health care providers and became the leading voice of workers’ compensation policy development in the Florida and around the nation.
From 1997 to 2009, Perdue was a shareholder at Stiles, Taylor & Grace, P.A., where her practice focused on government affairs, regulatory and administrative law, and workers’ compensation defense. During this tenure, Perdue handled caseloads of over 200 active workers’ compensation cases, as well as facilitated Florida licensure of various insurance companies and agents with appropriate agencies of the state.
From 1992 to 1997, Perdue began her legislative career working in the Florida Senate on the Rules Committee, Majority and the Committee on Ethics, and Elections and Executive Business as well as several campaigns.
Perdue has authored several published articles on litigation reform, workers’ compensation, premises liability, and employment issues. She also frequently speaks to employers, associations, insurance carriers, and business groups to discuss the impact of legislation and regulation.
Perdue is a member of the Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation & Administrative Law Sections, and is a former appointee to the Editorial Board of the Florida Bar Journal and News. Her community involvement also includes Friends of 440 Scholarship committee, Legal Aid Foundation of Leon County, and the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science.