CHICAGO—M+R Strategic Services, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm, has opened two new offices, expanding its national presence to include operations in Chicago and Seattle in addition to existing offices in Portland, Ore., Missoula, Mont., New York and Albany. M+R maintains additional relationships with experienced political operatives in 40 states.
“These office openings enable M+R to expand both our local expertise and national reach to meet the needs of our clients in different regions of the country,” said president Bill Wasserman.
M+R Chicago’s current clients include the Coalition Advocating Smart Transportation, Illinois Taxpayers for Responsible Student Lending and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the office will be led by senior consultant Sean Tenner, who has worked for U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Directed by senior vice president Heather Weiner, M+R Seattle provides the full range of M+R’s campaign services, with particular expertise in political communication, nonprofit relations and online advocacy. It already supports campaigns for Earthjustice, National Parks Conservation Association, Public Interest Projects and Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition.
M+R’s eCampaigns division, the fastest growing practice at the firm, run by executive vice president Sarah DiJulio, also has been relocated in the new Seattle office.
M+R provides communications, direct mail, Internet advocacy, lobbying, media relations, research and strategic planning for both non-profit groups and corporate clients.