Matthew Swift
Matthew Swift

Qatar has hired Palm Beach’s Montfort Advisory for public diplomacy duties, which includes advice on what US civic associations to support and which charitable events to sponsor and attend.

Matthew Swift, co-founder of Concordia, launched Montfort as a PR and business development firm providing "bespoke executive advisory services" committed to social responsibility.

Since 2011, Concordia is known for hosting an annual summit in New York alongside the UN General Assembly. It also has held summits in Miami, Bogata, London, Madrid and Athens to bridge the divide between business, government and non-profits.

Montfort’s pact with Qatar calls for it to influence members of the US public to view the Arab state and its government in a positive light.

The firm receives a $5K monthly retainer, according to the pact that was signed June 11 and runs through the rest of the year.

Swift has worked at News Corporation and its Fox News Channel, British Sky Broadcasting, and the New York Post units.