News release from Smith Harris & Carr, Fisher and Associates:
The Nashville-based government relations firm of Smith Harris & Carr is pleased to announce an alliance with the Chattanooga public policy company of Fisher and Associates.
Smith Harris & Carr (SHC), formerly Smith Johnson Anderson & Carr, dates back to 1980. It is among Tennessee’s most respected providers of professional government relations services and represents a wide variety of clients including HCA, Ingram Industries Inc., Johnson & Johnson and a variety of professional associations.
Fisher and Associates is owned by Doug Fisher of Chattanooga. Fisher is a veteran government affairs professional, congressional district director and business owner. Although Fisher’s time will be split between Nashville, Atlanta and Chattanooga, he will be based in Chattanooga.
“I was looking for a respected, ethical, hard-driving partner firm – Smith, Harris & Carr is the perfect fit for me. I look forward to a long lasting relationship with SHC partners Anne Carr, Estie Harris and Meagan Frazier. I consider them Nashville’s premier government relations team,” Fisher stated.
According to Carr, “Doug’s wide variety of professional experiences has given him a reputation as a fix-it, problem-solver guy. He’s goal-oriented and knows how to help clients anticipate hurdles and get results. We are excited he will be available to both current and future clients.”
House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick congratulated Fisher, “This will make for a formidable team on Capitol Hill, as well as on local Southeast Tennessee and regional issues. I’ve known Doug, Anne, Estie, and Meagan for a while and they’re all top-notch professionals.”
Smith Harris & Carr’s primary focus is representing clients’ interests at the Tennessee General Assembly and in state government. The affiliation with Fisher will allow for an expanded scope of work to include business development, local government issues and public relations. SHC’s offices are located in the First Tennessee Bank Building on Union Street across the street from the legislative offices.