By ISAAC ARNSDORF
01/05/17 02:14 PM EST
CROSSING OVER: Capitol Strategies, founded by former Senate Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee clerk Wally Burnett and former Sen. Patty Murray legislative assistant Shay Hancock, merged with Crossroads Strategies, founded by Republican lobbyists John Green and Stewart Hall, to form CRS. With a team of 16 and combined LDA revenue of more than $11 million, the firm is expected to crack the top 20. (The firm also does political intelligence.)
Capitol Strategies emphasized transportation, defense and infrastructure. Clients include FedEx, Northrop Grumman and Cook Inlet Regional Inc.
Crossroads Strategies was started by founding partners of what became Ogilvy Government Relations and focused on financial services, health care, technology and energy. Senior partner Todd Weiss, partners Hunter Moorhead and Mat Lapinski helped bring the firm to more than 50 clients, including Altria, Morgan Stanley and Koch Industries, with almost $8 million in 2016 revenue.