Fianna Strategies, a start-up launched by Podesta Group veteran Molly McKew, has picked up a $320K 16-month assignment from the office of Georgia’s prime minister.
She is to explain Georgia’s initiatives, programs and policies to relevant American audiences and to conduct outreach to reporters/scholars/think tanks. McKew also will create content for Georgia websites and newsletters.
The Sept. 1 contract calls for a housing allowance due to the amount of “anticipated time on the ground in Georgia.” That tab is to be negotiated between the two parties.
McKew reports to Shota Utiashvili, senior advisor to the PM.
The National Security Council of Georgia is still registered with the Justice Dept. as a client of Podesta, kicking in a fee of $300K during the first six months of 2012.
While at Podesta, McKew also handled India, Egypt, Thailand and Hong Kong Trade & Development Council.