Fairfax, VA – Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies (MW) and John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A), firms in the Washington, DC area specializing in government relations and association management, today announced a merger. Effective October 1, 2018, JMP&A will be a wholly owned subsidiary of MW and the merged firm will occupy offices at 10340 Democracy Lane, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 22030.
The combined firms will expand their capacity and capability to support clients with professional services in Federal and state lobbying, trade and professional association management, advocacy, grass roots and grass tops campaigns, strategic planning, management and marketing consulting, and event management. A staff of eight full time professionals and additional independent consultants provide full service public affairs competence and proficiency to large and small businesses, trade and professional associations, nonprofit organizations, and advocacy groups.
“We are delighted to be joining forces with Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies to better serve each of our existing clients, facilitate growth, and develop a base of new clients, and provide long term stability for our clients”, said John Palatiello, President of JMP&A. “Our firms have worked cooperatively on projects dating back for more than two decades. Paul Miller has an outstanding reputation in our Nation’s Capital and we are honored to be affiliated with Paul and his colleagues. Our firms have very complementary capabilities and philosophies and we look forward to serving our current and future clients with this dynamic new team.”
“The combination of MW and JMP&A will enhance our ability to help our small business, association, and nonprofit clients at the national, state, and local level advance their policy priorities, serve their memberships, and have an effective voice on issues affecting their business and professions,” said Paul Miller.
JMP&A is the leading association management, government affairs, and consulting firm in the geospatial community. The firm managed MAPPS, the association of geospatial firms, for more than 30 years. Its current clients include the National Society of Professional Surveyors, Subsurface Utility Engineering Association, Maryland Society of Surveyors, Virginia Association of Surveyors, and the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural & Engineering Services (COFPAES).
John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (www.jmpa.us) is a public affairs consulting firm based in the Washington, DC suburbs. JMP&A provides association management, strategic planning, public relations, government affairs, and management and marketing consulting services to private firms, associations and government agencies with an emphasis on the sectors of architecture and engineering; geospatial, surveying, mapping, and GIS; information technology; construction; transportation and infrastructure. JMP&A’s team of professionals has more than 75 years of combined experience in association management and government affairs.
About Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies
Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies (mwcapitol.com) fields a diverse team of experienced experts at all levels of government, politics, grassroots, training, coalition building, association representation, and federal procurement. With over 85 years of experience among the team, MW provides clients with the knowledge and expertise they need to be effective in Washington.