The Turkey-US Business Council has hired Actum to enhance trade and investment between the two nations.

Actum will handle outreach to state and federal officials under the one-year contract worth $250K. The Turkey-US Business Council operates under the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey.

Former staffers at Mercury Public Affairs launched Actum in late 2021. It has offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, New York, Washington, London and Paris.

Kirill Goncharenko, who was founding partner at Mercury and is managing partner at Actum, said the firm is targeting clients looking for “large, meaningful and measurable outcomes at the intersection of politics, media, business and government.”

Morris Reid, Actum’s partner and former head of BGR Group’s international practice, spearheads the firm’s five-member Turkey-US Business Council team.