mastercardMasterCard International has signed on as client at FTI Consulting for foreign policy and business support.

Tom Crawford, managing director of FTI's strategic communications operation, helms the work.

He is founding partner of C2 Group, the Washington-based PA firm that the publicly traded communications/consulting outfit, swallowed last year.

MasterCard spent $4M in Washington lobbying fees during the past year as firms such as The Raben Group, Smith-Free Group and Clark Geduldig (former aide to House Speaker John Boehner) Cranford & Nelson and Tassey & Assocs.

Tucker Foote heads MasterCard's US government affairs practice.