David E. Ramba is founder of Ramba Consulting Group. Prior to creating this entity in August of
2009, Mr. Ramba was head of the Legislative Team for Lewis, Longman &
Walker, P.A., for 10 years. As such, Mr. Ramba represented over 30 clients before the Legislature, Governor, Cabinet and
state agencies in the areas of local government, utilities, taxation, franchise
issues, environmental regulation, administrative rulemaking and other general
government matters. Legal representation of clients included employment and
personnel matters, housing issues, American’s with Disability Act, land use and
permitting, contract negotiations and appropriations matters for state and
Prior to working with Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., Mr. Ramba was Legislative Counsel for The Florida League of Cities, Inc. In his five years at the League representing
local government, his primary duties were to represent the League before the
Florida Legislature in the areas of civil justice reform, transportation,
building codes, workers’ compensation, health insurance, eminent domain and
other legal matters pertaining to municipal government. Mr. Ramba was
responsible for the drafting of proposed legislation for all legislative matters
affecting municipalities and for advocating the League’s position to the
Florida Legislature, Constitution Revision Commission, Cabinet and other
government agencies. He also participated in rule development with state
agencies, drafted legislative policy for League members and served as legal
counsel to city attorneys.
Mr. Ramba also worked as an attorney for the Department of Labor’s
Special Disability Trust Fund and in the Florida House of Representatives
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Ramba is admitted to practice before the Florida Bar and the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court. He is a Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator for the Second Judicial Circuit.
Allison S. Carvajal has over 19 years of experience in legislative and governmental relations. Prior to joining Ramba Consulting Group, Ms. Carvajal was owner of Carvajal Consulting and Management, a government relations firm representing numerous clients before all levels of state government. Current activities include the management of legislative programs for several statewide organizations as well as private companies.
Ms. Carvajal began her career with the Florida Legislature in the Senate Appropriations Committee while attending graduate school at the Florida State University in Public Administration and Political Science. While attending graduate school she also worked with various Governmental Consultants representing clients before State Government.
In 1996, 1998 and 2002 Ms. Carvajal temporarily relocated to the St. Petersburg area where she worked for the Republican Party of Florida as a field representative. During her tenure with the Republican Party, Ms. Carvajal gained extensive knowledge in the aspect of campaign management. Ms. Carvajal continues to maintain her presence in the political arena.
Ms. Carvajal’s experience from state government and private sector activities, combined with her participation in political activities provides her clients with a formidable advocate for the advancement of their interests.
Ms. Carvajal resides in Tallahassee with her husband Tony and they have one son.
Rachel M. Kruse, a native of Tallahassee,
is the office and legislative coordinator for Ramba Consulting Group. Mrs.
Kruse received her Master’s in Applied American Politics and Policy from Florida State University
in 2008, as well as her Bachelor’s in Political Science in 2003. Since
returning to Tallahassee from New York in 2005, Mrs. Kruse also worked
for a statewide environmental law firm, a local lobbying firm and the Florida
House of Representatives prior to joining Ramba Consulting Group.
Mrs. Kruse is a currently a board member for the Leon County Republican
Executive Committee and is Vice President for the Tallahassee Young
Republicans; she enjoys music, traveling and running.