Strategic Partners


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The Magnolia Companies of Louisiana, L.L.C., is a twenty-six company conglomerate based in the Louisiana River Parishes.

For over 50 years, The Magnolia Companies, with the leadership of the Smith family, (Father, the late Henry A. Smith, Brothers Glen D. Smith and Gary L. Smith, Sr.) have developed an excellent reputation in the many business endeavors and relationships, being known for integrity, expertise and a strong emphasis on productivity.

The development of The Magnolia Companies was initiated by the Late Henry A. Smith, Glen’s father, who began a heavy equipment and construction business in the late 1950’s.

Since 1957, the Smith Family has been proactive and is not only serving the River Parishes but also national and international agencies and enterprises.

Whether it has been aiding industry in keeping the river channel of the Mississippi and Mobile Rivers free of deposits of silt; supplying housing for the marine industry; providing a superior natural base material for all industries to use in construction of their commercial operations; providing emergency response to local, state, and federal governments; providing consulting to assist clients in their federal legislation needs; providing commercial real estate properties; developing luxury motorsport equipment; developing new and inventive ways to protect information and operations in the field of cyber security; developing the river parishes first full movie studio; or providing hydraulic crane operations, the Magnolia Companies continues to provide endless services for the River Parishes and surrounding areas.


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Established in 1990, the Potomac Group is a Washington, D.C. area client/agency relations firm that fills an important need for corporate marketing and communications professionals.

Most clients of advertising, PR, direct marketing, promotion, interactive, branding and integrated marketing agencies have no idea how profitable their account is to their agencies. Are you one of them? That depends. Are you overpaying your agencies? Are they operating as efficiently and effectively as they can on your business? Are they providing you with the level of staffing and management commitment you deserve?

At the Potomac Group we’re proud of our proven track record of developing cost-saving, performance-based agency contracts for more than 100 major advertisers. We can do so because each contract we develop is based on two underlying principles: first, fair, but reasonable


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Jones Walker is committed to providing proactive legal services to major multinational, public, and private corporations; Fortune 500® companies; money center banks and worldwide insurers; and family and emerging businesses located in the United States and abroad.

We have close ties to many types of businesses and industries, and our attorneys are heralded for their experience in several practice areas. We focus on building lasting relationships with clients and gaining a thorough understanding of our clients’ businesses and industries. Regardless of the size of a client, we work with each client’s specific needs in mind, focusing on achieving the best results in the most efficient manner.


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In an era where modern technologies shape global communications, the need to deploy next-generation strategies and tactics is essential. Story Partners, LLC, a 21st century public affairs firm, successfully maneuvers through the clutter of today’s crowded media environment anticipating the next challenge to deliver measurable results for clients.

Born of the legacy of Dittus Communications, Story Partners has quickly emerged as one of the nation’s preeminent public affairs firms which clients turn to when results are vital. Our principals have a long history developing and executing strategies which make a difference – whether our clients are trying to influence a public debate, define and dominate a market or successfully position an executive team. We achieve success because we are driven by results – not by billable hours.


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For forty years, the Van Ness Feldman law firm, which is headquartered in Washington, DC, has helped clients navigate successfully almost all aspects of federal energy, environmental and natural resources issues. To better serve clients’ varying needs, Van Ness Feldman recently formed VNF Solutions LLC—a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Ness Feldman LLP.

VNF Solutions draws on the diverse experience of all of the professionals at Van Ness Feldman in order to provide clients with non-legal advisory services and solutions to complex issues in energy, environment, natural resources, infrastructure, transportation, real estate, and healthcare areas.

VNF Solutions offers a range of services, including: legislative advocacy, technology evaluations, coalition management, analytics, government agency consulting, legislative and regulatory impact analysis, land use planning, and support on federal funding opportunities.
VNF Solutions provides clients with highly specialized strategic consulting and analytical services tailored to achieve decisive results for a client’s business objectives. Finally, to the extent legal representation is needed by a client, VNF Solutions can work seamlessly with Van Ness Feldman to provide end to end services.

Former United States Senator Mary Landrieu is a member of the VNF Solutions team of professionals.