Hashim Thaçi
Hashim Thaçi

Chartwell Strategy Group, which launched in February, is providing government relations and PR communications services to Kosovo's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The DC's firm's representation is via Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, which has a one-year contract with Kosovo worth about $50K per month.

Muslim-dominated Kosovo this year is celebrating the 10thanniversary of its bloody split from largely Orthodox Christian Serbia, a break-up spurred by NATO air strikes and demands that Serbian forces leave Kosovo.

President Hashim Thaçi marked Kosovo's anniversary with an op-ed in the Sept. 27 Financial Times in which he expressed an eagerness to normalize relations with Serbia and join NATO and the EU.

Chartwell's Matthew Epperly, Oswaldo Palomo and David Tamasi are working the Kosovo account.

Epperly is a former VP at Harbour Group and advisor to Democratic politicos.

Palomo founded Public Sphere government relations firm and was senior VP at A.D.S. Ventures.

Tamasi, a veteran of nine years at Rasky Partners and four at Ogilvy VP, is a Republican fundraiser and recent Trump Victory finance chair.