Tonnette Graham is the Associate Director of Public Policy for the Florida Association of Counties. As a lead healthcare, public safety, and economic development lobbyist, Graham provides thorough context of legislative issues to Florida's 67 counties. With years of experience as a Florida A&M University trustee, student body president, State University System of Florida Board of Governors member, and chairman of the Florida Student Association, Graham is no stranger to leadership and service.
Since graduating from FAMU with a bachelor's degree in healthcare management (2015) and master's degree in public administration (2016), she went on to serve in the Office of the President as Special Assistant to the Director of Governmental Relations—a role that ignited her passion for legislative activism and education. Graham maintains a desire to pursue higher education administration and lends her time to numerous community service projects in the Tallahassee and Big Bend area. She is currently a member of Leadership Florida, the FAMU Division of Healthcare Management Advisory Board, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Florida Association for Intergovernmental Relations, and the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists.
A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Graham is committed to advancing her local community and taking thoughtful action for progressive change. She is just scratching the surface of a promising political career and is eager to implement innovative ways to inform, interest, and mobilize American millennials.