WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Washington Group, a Ketchum subsidiary specializing in government affairs, will merge with Omnicom-owned sister firm Clark & Weinstock. The new company will operate under the Clark & Weinstock brand.
Clark & Weinstock provides strategic counsel on reputational and positioning issues including crisis management, acquisitions and mergers, legislative, regulatory and government developments, and relations with the financial community and the national media. The Washington Group is a government relations and strategic consulting firm serving a mix of clients in industries including healthcare, technology, telecommunications, environmental areas, defense, real estate and transportation companies and associations, in virtually all areas of legislative and regulatory activity.
The firm’s bipartisan leadership includes many seasoned Washington counselors, including former U.S. Representative Vin Weber (R-Minn.) and Sandi Stuart of Clark & Weinstock and TWG founder John O’Hanlon, both key advisers to Democratic leaders.
“Change is the order of the day,” says Weber. “For the first time in years we have a White House, Senate and House of Representatives all decisively controlled by Democrats. This offering demonstrates our commitment to be at the center of activity for our clients on the wide variety of issues that will be a priority in the coming months and years.”
The firm will continue to work closely with Ketchum.