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Ms. Tamayo has been a practicing Lawyer and Senior Executive for over 31 years. She has dedicated her professional life and career to serving the citizens of the State of Florida. She has served as the legal advisor to Agency heads and Senior Executive Management on complex legal and policy issues.

She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Emory University and her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta. Throughout her career, Josie has served as the General Counsel for 5 state agencies.

She is a member of the Tallahassee Bar Association, the Jefferson County Bar Association and the Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee. She frequently serves as the keynote speaker for the United States Naturalization Ceremony, the Florida State University College of Law Women’s Symposium and raises funds for the Girl Scouts of the Panhandle. She is a Certified Supreme Court Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator and is currently establishing a Mediation and Consulting practice to assist individuals with their disputes and how to navigate the state and local government framework.

She enjoys spending time with her family and being a role model and mentor to women in the legal profession.