(TALLAHASSEE, FL.) - SL7 Consulting, led by Patrick Slevin, has solidified its statewide Florida footprint by retaining former SAVE Executive Director Tony Lima to head the firm’s Miami operations. The addition of Lima establishes SL7 Consulting’s bilingual communications, as well as its bi-partisan capabilities in the Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.
“Tony Lima is highly-regarded as an influential advocate, communicator, and alliance builder throughout the business and LGBTQ communities in Florida. I’m honored and proud to announce Tony will champion the SL7 Consulting flag in South Florida,” said Patrick Slevin, founder and head of SL7 Consulting. “Tony is often at the center of Miami’s political, business and not-for-profits intersections, which makes him a highly-sought leader. We have fought side-by-side to end LGBTQ discrimination in Florida since 2015, and we’ve become not just business partners, but friends. As the head of Miami operations, Tony will solidify and expand the firm’s capabilities for a diversity of companies, causes and campaigns.”
Throughout his career, Tony has received numerous awards and professional recognition. In 2012 Tony was named “Top Latino Leader” by national business publication, Latino Leaders Magazine, and then in 2013, he was recognized as a “Top 20 Under 40” by Brickell Magazine. As SAVE’s executive director since 2013, Tony accumulated an international reputation as a LGBTQ advocate, with many national, statewide and local wins for equality. He was included on the 2013 Toyota Hispanic Leaders’ List and South Florida Gay News named Tony one of the “Top 50 Most Influential People in South Florida” for 2014. In 2018, the Miami Dolphins honored him with the prestigious NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.
“I am thrilled to be joining SL7 Consulting to expand their proven track record of success into South Florida,” said Tony Lima, managing director of SL7 Consulting’s Miami operations. “I have worked in partnership with Patrick Slevin for many years and have always been impressed by his talent, professionalism and passion for every project he takes on. Together, we will expand SL7’s capabilities and service throughout South Florida, while our bi-partisan approach will help lessen the current political divide in our State.”
Recently, SL7 Consulting announced an alliance with Auxilium Technology, Inc., one of the top-ranked digital media agencies in the Washington, D.C. area. The alliance has empowered SL7 Consulting’s communications initiatives with digital media and branding, internet marketing and web-based capabilities.
About Patrick Slevin - SL7 Consulting:
SL7 Consulting’s founder and head Patrick Slevin is a nationally recognized communications and stakeholder engagement consultant offering C-Suite leaders over 20 years of corporate, agency, government, political, and not-for-profit communications experience. Patrick Slevin is a former Florida mayor. He is a two-time winner of the PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence for Crisis & Issues Management. Influence Magazine named Slevin "Great Communicators." Slevin has been recognized by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the nation’s top political “Movers’ & Shakers." SL7 Consulting is based in Florida. www.PatrickSlevin.com