Our team tailors a plan that is unique for each client’s needs and strategies. We work to define public policy positions, craft persuasive messages and educate policymakers who can advance priorities and deliver results. With a strong network of key relationships in Florida government, our team is highly successful in addressing client regulatory and business issues.
Lena Juarez, founder of JEJ & Associates, has delivered results since 1997 for a diverse set of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to local governments, to trade associations, and to not-for-profit groups. She has built a successful government consulting practice through her tenacity, ability to collaborate and strategically solve problems on behalf of her clients.
By truly understanding her clients’ needs and communicating them successfully to the right decision-makers, Ms. Juarez develops strategies to obtain both funding and policy changes her clients need to achieve their goals.
Since its inception, JEJ & Associates has represented clients in the areas of healthcare, education transportation and economic development, regulated industries, agriculture, finance and tax, the judiciary, and local government. Ms. Juarez has also secured millions of dollars for clients through the annual state appropriations process.
A graduate of Sophie Newcomb Memorial College of Tulane University and the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at the Florida State University, she has been active in politics since a very young age and has served on many local and statewide boards. Ms. Juarez has been appointed to numerous state-wide boards by current and former Senate Presidents and House Speakers. She is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee and Leadership Florida, which are programs of the local and state Chamber of Commerce.
Robert Miller joined JEJ & Associates in 2002, and is currently vice president. With over thirty-four years of governmental and political experience, he has represented a wide range of clients before local governments and the Florida Legislature. His expertise is in municipal and legislative issues, as well as working with regulatory agencies.
As part of the JEJ & Associates team, Mr. Miller has worked with city and county commissioners, state legislators, local and state agency staff to develop multi-level solutions for client priorities in the areas of public transportation, transportation disadvantaged, fiscal advocacy, growth management, and environmental issues.
In addition to his work with JEJ & Associates, Mr. Miller is also a partner in a Central Florida firm engaged in addressing local governmental issues, real estate development and management.
A Central Florida native, Robert has served on several statewide and local community boards including the Florida Task Force on the Availability and Affordability of Long Term Health Care, and the Orlando FIRST Regional Committee. In addition, he is regularly engaged in political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels.
Robert is a graduate of the University of Florida, with degrees in political science and history, and earned a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s Institute of Comparative Political and Economic Systems.