Rasky Partners has been tapped by the Government of Georgia in an effort to foster better trade relations between that Eurasian nation and the U.S.
The PR and public affairs powerhouse has been retained to support outreach efforts between Georgia and officials in Congress as well as the executive branch, according to Foreign Agents Registration Act documents filed in May. Georgian officials hope those meetings can generate political support for the nation as well as bolster U.S. foreign security assistance. Rasky specifically plans to engage administration officials on the need to support greater U.S. foreign direct investment into Georgia and to improve bilateral trade relations between the two countries.
The agreement, which currently does not have a written contract, is set to run until August and fetches Rasky a $30,000-per-month fee.
Rasky Partners in February rebranded from its former moniker, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, after the departure of two of its partners, Joe Baerlein and Ann Carter. David Tamasi, who signed the Georgia pact, was promoted to the role of managing director of Rasky’s D.C. practice as part of that February leadership restructuring.
The independent agency, which staffs approx. 50 between its Boston headquarters and Washington, D.C. outpost, accounted for more than $11 million in net fees last year.