The Political Affairs Department serves as the liaison between the Consulate and all local, state, and federal government offices in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Since Israel is such a close ally of the United States, the maintenance and development of positive working relationships with elected officials at all levels of government is a key component of our diplomatic mission. We effectively communicate the Israeli government’s official policy while also acting as a resource for elected officials and their staff.
Lisa McClaskey recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Master’s in Public Administration from Florida State University. She has experience in politics, community outreach and policy analysis. She studied water management and renewable energies in Israel and is passionate about bringing Israeli technologies into Florida's community. She is a Miami native and very familiar with the business community in Florida.