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Nicolette Hoffman is the Assistant Director of Government Relations for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). Hoffman’s professional background consists of more than five years of marketing, communications, event planning and legislative experience. 

Before joining UF/IFAS, she served as the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s (FRLA) Government Relations Manager. In her role, she coordinated FRLA’s government relations and advocacy efforts, including state and federal issue management, political contributions processing and reporting, event planning and execution, advocacy communications, policy efforts and legislative publication design.

Prior to joining FRLA, Hoffman served as the Events and Marketing Coordinator for the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of Florida State University’s College of Business. Hoffman has also held public policy internships at the United States Senate Commerce Committee; The Hawthorn Group, a public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C.; and Associated Industries of Florida (AIF). She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Public Relations. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends, family and dog Milo; staying active; and enjoying good restaurants.