D.C. PR and public affairs firm Smith & Harroff, Inc. has merged with Alexandria, VA-based public affairs consultancy C. May & Associates, LLC, reports O’Dwyer’s.

The report, in part, also stated:

“The merged company, which combines both firms’ staff and clients, will retain the Smith & Harroff name. C. May staff will relocate to Smith & Harroff’s headquarters.

S&H was founded in 1973 by J. Brian Smith and Mark Harroff. Clients have included Westinghouse Electric Corporation and the Nuclear Energy Institute, as well as government leaders such as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and former NH Gov. John Sununu. Smith, a former Republican aide, died in March, 2014. Morris was named S&H owner the same year.

“CMA was founded in 2013 by Carina May. Prior to founding the company, May was stationed at Bethesda, MD-based management consulting firm The Hill Group, where she served in numerous roles, including marketing coordinator, senior account executive and business development and marketing manager.

“May has now joined Morris as S&H co-owner.”

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