Richard Turner

Richard Turner

Vice President, Government Relations and former Director, Div. of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

Richard Turner serves as Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel for FRLA. During his FRLA service, Turner has been at the forefront of debate on a multitude of legislative challenges vital to the hospitality industry, ensuring the voice of the industry is heard on such pivotal issues as school start date, insurance, bed tax, tort reform, and much more. Turner joined FRLA in 2002 after serving as State Beverage Director for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. A 16 year civil servant, he also served in the Department of Agriculture as the Deputy Director of Law Enforcement and has held the positions of General Counsel to the State Fire Marshall and Senior Attorney with the Florida Department of Insurance.