Qatar has hired Miami-based Rubin Turnbill & Assocs. to handle government relations, public affairs and communications in the Sunshine State.
The goal is to promote commercial, philanthropic, academic, cultural and other exchanges to advance the mutual interests of Florida and the Arab State.
The contract, which went into effect March 31, runs for six months and is worth $35K a month.
Bill Rubin and Heather Turnbull are influential Florida lobbyists with close ties to the Republican party and governor Ron DeSantis.
The firm, which has offices in Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale and Washington, reports to Qatar’s ambassador to the US, Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani.