Orlando Business Journal
“GrayRobinson shareholder Fred Leonhardt dies”
October 10, 2015Frederick W. Leonhardt, a longtime Republican lobbyist and shareholder at Orlando’s GrayRobinson PA law firm, has died at age 65, the SaintPetersBlog reports.A statement from GrayRobinson indicated that Leonhardt died of an apparent heart attack.”Fred died in his home, and we ask that you keep Fred and his family in your thoughts and prayers” said GrayRobinson founder J. Charles Gray, who said further details of plans to celebrate Leonhardt’s life and accomplishments will be released as they become available.”The community has lost a great leader, and I have lost a close friend and fraternity brother,” said Congressman John Mica, who had been friends with Leonhardt since college. “Few individuals have devoted more time to civic affairs or held more volunteer community and state leadership positions than Fred Leonhardt. We are all in shock at his passing and extend our deepest sympathy to his family and are holding his family close in our prayers and sympathy.”According to GrayRobinson’s website, Leonhardt’s experience included dealing with federal, state and local governments on behalf of private and government clients, including the Orlando Magic and Darden Restaurants Inc. He also had a significant background in state and local government law matters, including permitting and procurement.In addition, Leonhardt was a member of the board of directors of Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development organization, for 12 years. He also was past chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Floridians for Better Transportation, the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and the Orlando Economic Development Commission.He serves on the board of directors of the James Madison Institute, a privately funded public policy think tank in Tallahassee.No other details were immediately available.Article: http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/blog/2015/10/grayrobinson-shareholder-fred-leonhardt-dies.html