WASHINGTON, D.C.—mCapitol Management, a public affairs subsidiary of engineering firm MHW, has “effectively incorporated” Chief Advantages, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs and grassroots lobbying firm, into its operations.
Craig Smith, former president of Chief Advantages, will be named senior vice president of mCapitol Management. Smith has more than 20 years of political strategy development expertise, and served as White House political director for President Bill Clinton.
According to mCapitol Management president Gary J. LaPaille, “This brings the respected talents of Craig Smith, a White House veteran, and his team into our bi-partisan government relations and business development firm. His well-honed political skills will help us to effectively expand into the public affairs and grassroots lobbying arenas.”
Troy Queen and Chris Lavery, also veterans of the White House and other top government and political positions, will join Smith at mCapitol Management. Queen, previously vice president of Chief Advantages will become director of public affairs. Lavery, principal of Chief Advantages will be named government relations manager.