About Our Firm


Founded in 2002, Meridian Hill Strategies is a cross-platform, full service public affairs firm that provides a diverse set of capabilities to its clients.  These capabilities have empowered the firm’s clients to win many tough battles over the past decade.


Meridian Hill Strategies works with some of the nation’s top CEOs, industry groups and technologists to create a powerful voice for them inside the Beltway and in the national media.  The firm has earned national acclaim for its work as an innovative platform for emerging companies to succeed in the federal sector.  Meridian Hill currently represents number of emerging companies that provide solutions to the U.S. government in the areas of defense, homeland security, transportation, trade, communications, clean energy and healthcare.  The diversified toolkit consisting of advocacy, public relations and business development that that Meridian Hill provides these entrepreneurs has enabled them to realize significant growth in both profitability and market share.

Over the past decade, Meridian Hill has successfully built and managed numerous grassroots and public affairs campaigns for a diverse group of corporate and political clients.  Since 2004, Meridian Hill has played a leading role in building and leveraging highly effective grassroots tools for America’s General Aviation community.  The diverse group of stakeholders that Meridian Hill has brought together continues to shape national aviation policy while driving positive media coverage that has reshaped public perceptions about private aviation.

Meridian Hill also recently led a successful grassroots effort to remove a proposed ban on passengers’ use of cellular voice communications on commercial aircraft in the FAA Reauthorization bill in 2011.  Currently, the United States is the only major airspace in the world that does not allow for secure, satellite based cellular communications while in-flight.  The Inflight Passenger Communications Coalition or IPCC (www.passengercommunications.com) forged a powerful platform of data, expert opinion, grassroots voices, industry groups and high impact media to effectively educate decision makers in Congress on an emotionally charged, optically challenging issue resulting in the removal of ban language from the House version of the bill.

Central to Meridian Hill’s success is one critical dynamic: synergy.  While most Washington firms tend to specialize in public relations, lobbying, business development or grassroots, Meridian Hill offers all four of these services individually or cohesively depending on the client’s specific needs.  The firm’s comprehensive and complimentary approach to strategic services continues to add value and contribute to victory after victory for the companies and associations it represents.

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