|Industry||Lobbying and Public relations|
|Anthony T. Podesta, Chairman
Kimberley Fritts, CEO
Number of employees
The Podesta Group is a lobbying and public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C.. It was founded in 1988 by brothers John Podesta and Tony Podesta and has previously been known as Podesta Associates, podesta.com and PodestaMattoon. The firm most recently reorganized in January 2007 after current Chairman Tony Podesta split with former business partner Dan Mattoon.
Podesta Group represents U.S. corporations, as well as non-profits, associations and governments. It "has close ties to the Democratic Party and the Obama administration" although its CEO, Kimberley Fritts, is identified by the group as "a fixture in Republican politics," having worked for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Lobbying and public affairs activities
The Podesta Group has been retained by Wal-Mart, BP and Lockheed Martin." Other clients include Abdisalam Omer, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, Amgen, Bank Of America, Cherokee Nation (Casinos), Cintas, Covidien, Duke Energy, Egypt, Genentech, General Dynamics, Harrah's Entertainment, Heineken, Merck, Michelin, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), National Public Radio (NPR), Nestle, Novartis, Orange County, Florida, Raytheon, Reed Elsevier, Republic of Albania, Republic of Georgia, Sallie Mae, Sunoco, Synthetic Genomics, TJX Companies, Tyco Electronics, Republic of Kenya and United Technologies.
In addition, the Podesta Group acts as a lobbyist for Egypt on U.S. policies of concern, activities in Congress and the Executive branch, and developments on the U.S. political scene generally,' according to forms filed with the Justice Department in 2009."
They also received revenue of $900,000 over the last two years from the "European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a Brussels-based organization sympathetic to Viktor Yanukovych and his political party".
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- Do You Know Tony Podesta? Ten years ago the power matchmaker foresaw that Silicon Valley and Washington would need each other. Now they need him, Wired Magazine, 12. January 1998
- Jeffrey H. Birnbaum: Podesta, Livingston Look for Balance, Brawn in New Partnership, Washington Post, March 13, 2007
- The Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes John Podesta, teleSUR English, November 5, 2016