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02 Oct

Matt Sagely Joins SMI

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) announced that Matt Sagely has joined the firm as Vice President.   Sagely, a twenty-five year veteran of Washington, is best known as the long-time chief of staff to Senator John Boozman.

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25 Jul

Mike Stacy Joins SMI as Vice President

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) announces that J. Michael Stacy has joined SMI as a Vice President.   Mr. Stacy comes to SMI as a seasoned defense, aerospace, electronics and technology professional.

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05 Jan

SMI's Marine Renewable Energy 2016 End of Year Review

The SMI water power team continues to work on multiple fronts supporting the interests of the marine renewable energy industry here in Washington.  Our key focus is on increasing the U.S. Federal Government's support for the commercialization of advanced water power technologies.

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26 Jul

SMI's Marine Renewable Energy Mid-Year Review July 2016

The SMI water power team continues to work on multiple fronts supporting the interests of the marine renewable energy industry here in Washington.  Our key focus is on increasing the U.S. Federal Government's support for the commercialization of advanced water power technologies.

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07 Mar

Mr. Ryan Sun Chee Fore Joins SMI as Senior Advisor

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Ryan Sun Chee Fore will be joining the Senior Advisor team. Mr. Sun Chee Fore comes to SMI with 10 years of program management experience and a deep technical understanding of fluid mechanics and systems integration for products operating in dynamic and harsh marine environments.

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04 Jan

SMI's 2015 Annual Marine Energy Report

The SMI Water Power Team worked hard on multiple fronts during 2015 representing the interests of the marine energy industry here in Washington. We supported our clients, including the National Hydropower Association's (NHA) Marine Energy Council (MEC), and other interested parties to increase the U.S. Federal Government's support for the commercialization of advanced water power technologies.

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04 Dec

Dr. Teresa Abraham joins SMI's Growing Life Sciences Practice

Washington, D.C. - Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) announces that Dr. Teresa Abraham has joined the SMI Life Science practice group. With a deep expertise in biology, Dr. Abraham brings a wealth of experience working within the federal government in Washington, D.C.

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20 Jul

Meet Patrick "Pat" Davis

Mr. Patrick Davis, an energy policy veteran with 35 years of energy related experience...

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20 Jul

DOE to Launch Initiative to Find An Improved Fuel-Engine Combination Optima

The Optima Initiative is a collaboration between industry stakeholders and the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Laboratories that aims to achieve fuel efficiency gains and lower carbon emissions through co-optimization of fuels and engines.

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20 Jul

The Manufacturing Universities Act 2015

A bipartisan and bicameral coalition of lawmakers have introduced the Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015 to Congress to help strengthen university engineering programs and better align educational offerings with the needs of 21st century manufacturing. Over half a million manufacturing jobs have been created over the last three years, but thousands remain unfilled because of the lack of trained workers. This bipartisan bill hopes to revitalize U.S. manufacturing by equipping the next generation of engineers with the necessary skills and training to thrive in the manufacturing workforce.

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02 Jul

SMI's 2015 Mid-Year Marine Energy Report

The SMI Water Power team has been hard at work through the first half of 2015 representing the interests of the marine energy industry here in Washington. SMI has worked closely with its clients, the National Hydropower Association's (NHA) Marine Energy Council (MEC), and other interested parties to increase the U.S. Federal Government's support for the commercialization of advanced water power technologies. The SMI Water Power team has drafted a Mid 2015 Mid-Year Marine Energy Report that provides updates on its activities during the past six months, along with news highlights from the industry and a schedule of upcoming events.

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02 Jun

Turkish Airlines hires GolinHarris - General Motors adds two, hires Pryor COS - Favinger to head Zurich North America gov affairs

FARA UPDATE — TURKISH AIRLINES HIRES GOLINHARRIS: Turk Hava Yollari AO (or the Turkish Airlines) has hired public relations firm GolinHarris International to “support the efforts to publicize Turkey's Presidency of the G20, Turkish Airlines role as a sponsor, and the participation of the Turkish delegation at the 2015 spring meetings,” according to documents filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. “The registrant will secure interviews with journalists, invite journalists to events and send advisories to journalists.”

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01 Jun

Patrick Davis Joins SMI

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) announces that Mr. Patrick Davis has joined the SMI team. Davis has over 35 years of energy related experience, including 21 years at the U.S. Department of Energy. From 2008 to 2015 Pat was the Director of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. As VTO Director he led $280 million in annual research funding for electric vehicle drivetrains, advanced batteries, lightweight materials, advanced combustion and fuels, vehicle systems integration, and Clean Cities deployment activities.

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30 May

Why won't Pentagon buy this made-in-America sneaker? New Balance is ready to serve. U.S. bureaucracy is not

Why do U.S. Military recruits still run around with Nike sneakers made in China on their feet?

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19 May

DNAtrix signs agreement to utilize Alcyone's MEMS platform for direct drug delivery into glioblastoma

Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc., a leader in neural intervention systems for neurological conditions and targeted drug delivery, and DNAtrix Inc., a privately held biotechnology company and a leader in oncolytic virus therapy, have entered into an exclusive clinical collaboration. Under the agreement, DNAtrix will utilize Alcyone's MEMS Cannula (AMC) targeted delivery platform for the intratumoral delivery of DNX-2401, an oncolytic adenovirus and DNAtrix's lead product for the treatment of the most aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma (GBM).

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18 May

Dr. Gerald V. Quinnan Joins SMI as Senior Advisor

Washington, D.C. - Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI), Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Gerald “Gerry” Quinnan will be joining the Senior Advisor team. Dr. Quinnan comes to SMI with 30 years of experience and leadership in public health policy and biomedical science.

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18 May

GAO Affirms GAO Contract for Mercury-Free UV Disinfection System, Milwaukee VA Hospital Orders Full Spectrum Germ Zapping Robots (Xenex)

On May 12, 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a bid protest decision upholding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to award a sole-source contract for a mercury-free ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection system for the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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12 May

Ameresco Breaks Ground on SRS Biomass Facility

About six years ago, Ameresco broke ground at the Savannah River Site to start its biomass operation.

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05 May

New Appointment to Arkema's Board of Directors

Arkema’s Board of Directors, at a meeting on 5 May 2015, decided to propose to the forthcoming annual general meeting on 2 June 2015 the appointment of Mrs Hélène Moreau-Leroy as Director of Arkema for a four-year term. Hélène Moreau-Leroy is Chairman and CEO of Hispano-Suiza (Safran Group) and has been a member of the Safran Executive Committee since 1st July 2013.

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01 Mar

Dr. Timothy J. McCoy Joins SMI

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) is pleased to welcome Dr. Timothy J. McCoy to their team.

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09 Feb

SMI Welcomes Ken Wetzel to the Team

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) is pleased to welcome Mr. Ken Wetzel to their team. Mr. Wetzel comes to SMI with experience in the field of defense manufacturing and with a background in research, development & engineering with an emphasis on advanced and nanomaterials. He has held leadership positions at Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III, at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L) and at the Army’s Picatinny Arsenal. 

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09 Feb

SMI Marine Energy Year in Review

In 2014, the SMI Water Power team worked to promote the U.S. marine renewable energy industry in Washington, DC and throughout the country.  SMI designed, implemented, and led a comprehensive marketing and lobbying campaign with the goal of increasing federal government support for the industry and had significant successes. 

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09 Feb

Update on the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

On January  09, 2015, President Obama announced that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will lead a public-private consortium of 122 leading U.S. manufacturers, nonprofits, and universities in launching the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). Advanced carbon fiber composites are materials that are three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest metals. They have transformative potential for a wide range of American-made products, from wind turbines to automobiles.

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09 Feb

Client Spotlight: Xenex

 Xenex Disinfection Services LLC is a privatelyheld company headquartere d in San Antonio, Texas. Xenex was founded by epidemiologists Dr. Mark Stibich and Dr. Julie Stachowiak in August 2008 with the core mission to significantly reduce the number of hospital acquired infections that impact the health and lives of millions of patients and their families, and to become the new standard method for disinfection in the healthcare environment. Since its creation, the company has grown to over 100 employees and Xenex devices are now included in infection control protocols in more than 200 United States hospitals and in over 30 federal healthcare facilities. 

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20 Jan

New Balance Is Working Hard to Make the Military's Footwear in Massachusetts

In April of 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) made a decision to start enforcing the Berry Amendment when it comes to athletic footwear for the military. Per the Berry Amendment, U.S. soldiers must train and operate in U.S.-made materials where possible, including footwear.

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15 Jan

Ebola PPE Q&A with DuPont

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an important part of the worldwide fight against Ebola. Recently, Global Biodefense interviewed David Domnisch, Global Marketing Manager.

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13 Jan

Baker announces $4M grant for UMass Lowell

LOWELL -- In his second day on the job, Gov. Charlie Baker stopped in Lowell on Tuesday to announce $4 million in funding for UMass Lowell.

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12 Jan

The detector listening out for gunshots

A US company has developed a system to detect gunshots in buildings and immediately alert the police.

Designed for use in schools, companies and government buildings, the Guardian system relies on a network of inconspicuous white boxes installed throughout a location.

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01 Jan

MARINE ENERGY REPORT

Greetings and Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your families and loved ones. Given all the developments that took place during an exciting but turbulent 2014 for the global marine renewable energy industry, the SMI Water Power team thought it might be useful to provide our perspectives on the challenges and opportunities we face together heading into 2015.

 

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30 Dec

Boston Globe: Marty Meehan's D.C. links help fuel UMass Lowell's rise

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10 Nov

Ken Wetzel Joins SMI

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) is pleased to welcome Mr. Ken Wetzel to their team.

Mr. Wetzel comes to SMI with experience in the field of defense manufacturing and with a background in research, development & engineering. Prior to joining SMI Mr. Wetzel served as the Deputy Director for the Defense Production Act Title III Program Office. In this role, Wetzel was the chief advisor to the Director where he fostered new relationships with government and industry partners and maintained general oversight of the entire investment portfolio.

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01 Oct

SMI's October edition of the Capitol View newsletter

Life Science and Biomedical Capabilities & SMI Vice President Speaks at Ocean Renewable Energy Conference.

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20 Sep

Dr. Anna Kushnir Joins SMI

“SMI is thrilled to have Anna join the team,” said Bill McCann, SMI’s COO. “Dr. Kushnir has both the technical background to work with life science clients as well as an understanding of and contacts with all of the key agencies in the federal government. Our clients and prospective clients told us that they needed help in the life science arena and we are confident that Anna will help us exceed those client expectations.”

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15 Sep

Newest project at Oregon State joins $200M worth of new facilities

The latest fruits of the Campaign for OSU, a multi-year fund-raising effort that has brought in more than $1 billion, will start to ripen next week when Oregon State kicks off construction of its newest engineering building, Johnson Hall.

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17 Aug

SMI Life Science and Biomedical Capabilities One Pager

SMI has the qualified staff and professional network to drive federal business development on behalf of our corporate and university clients. Our staff has gained valuable experience working with every major federal department and agency involved in technology development in the fields of medical countermeasure development, infectious disease and biodefense.

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14 Jul

SMI's June edition of the Capitol View newsletter

SMI's Irish Operations & Brian Wagner Joins SMI as Senior Advisor.

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01 Jul

SMI's July edition of the Capitol View newsletter

SMI's Irish Operations & Brian Wagner Joins SMI as Senior Advisor.

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20 Jun

Brian Wagner Joins SMI as Senior Advisor

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) is pleased to welcome Brian Allan Wagner to the Senior Advisor team. Mr. Wagner comes to SMI with a background in space-focused government and industry relations and has held leadership positions at Alliant Techsystems (ATK), Boeing, and as a Congressional staffer.

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21 Mar

SMI Supports the U.S. Marine Hydrokinetic Industry's Request for FY2015 Appropriations

The small businesses and universities striving to create a U.S.-based marine hydrokinetic (MHK) renewable energy industry respectfully request that Congress continue its recent investments in this emerging industrial sector. Funding of at least $50 million in the FY 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill to support private sector MHK commercialization efforts through DOE’s Wind and Water Power Program is essential at this stage of the industry’s development. 

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07 Mar

SMI's March edition of the Capitol View newsletter

On March 4th, President Obama submitted his Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal to Congress. In this article, SMI takes a closer look at the Department of Defense portion of the budget. 

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07 Mar

Oregon State University's Dr. Belinda Batten Testifies before Senate Water and Power Subcommittee on Marine Hydrokinetic Legislation_copy

Washington, D.C. — On February 27, 2014, Dr. Belinda Batten, Director of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), co-located at Oregon State University and the University of Washington, testified before the Water and Power Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in support of S. 1419, the Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Act of 2013.

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27 Feb

Jon DeVault Joins SMI as Senior Advisor_copy

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) would like to announce that Jon Devault has joined SMI’s team of Senior Advisors. Mr. DeVault has been working on advanced composites since 1969, and he has held senior positions in Hercules Aerospace Company; the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); and his own consulting firm, DeVault and Associates Inc.

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24 Feb

Dr. George Kachen Joins SMI as Senior Advisor

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) is pleased to welcome Dr. George Kachen to our Senior Advisor team. Before joining SMI, Dr. Kachen held leadership positions in organizations as diverse as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Exxon Nuclear, Avco Everrett/Textron, Schafer Corp, Triton Systems, and UMass Lowell.

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30 Sep

SMI Announces New President and CEO Glen Mandigo

Washington, D.C. -- Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI), the leading defense, energy and technology lobbying and federal marketing firm, announced the appointment of Glen Mandigo as SMI’s president and chief executive officer.

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08 May

Dr. Smita Savant-Bhonsale, former Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM), joins SMI as a Senior Advisor

Washington, DC -- Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI), Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Smita Savant-Bhonsale will be joining the firm as a Senior Advisor. Dr. Savant-Bhonsale is a recognized expert in the field of stem cell research geared towards neurological diseases and injuries. Dr. Savant-Bhonsale most recently served as the Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the US Department of Defense’s Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM).

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17 Mar

IRISH TECHNOLOGY COULD ACCESS BILLION DOLLAR US FEDERAL FUNDING BUDGETS

The leading Washington DC based technology consulting and government relations firm, Strategic Marketing Innovations Inc (SMI) have today announced their intention to establish their EU operations base in Dublin.

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14 Jan

William F. Tayler Joins SMI as Senior Advisor

SMI would like to welcome Mr. William F. Tayler to our Senior Advisor team.  Mr. Tayler brings over 40 years of Department of Navy energy program development and management experience. 

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12 Nov

SMI Washington Update - Near Term Outlook

In light of the recent election, we thought it might be helpful to provide you with some observations on the national elections, the outlook for legislation on Capitol Hill in the post-election session of Congress and efforts to avoid the so-called "Fiscal Cliff."

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14 Sep

Megan Novak Joins SMI as Junior Associate

Ms. Novak brings a background in research and government relations to SMI. Most recently, Ms. Novak worked as a Research Assistant for a boutique healthcare consulting firm. She has completed a Legislative Internship on Capitol Hill in the House of Representatives, and has interned at the nonprofit Voices for America's Children assisting with projects in the Member Support and Health Policy departments.

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04 Apr

Dr. Roger Crane Joins SMI as Senior Advisor

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) has announced that Dr. Roger Crane has joined the SMI team as Senior Advisor. Dr. Roger Crane has had over 31 years of a distinguished career with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division. He has worked on a broad range of polymer matrix composite research programs which included structural health monitoring, development of new composite material systems, prototype manufacturing, composite repair, and multifunctional composites.

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27 Mar

Steven Nixon Joins SMI as Senior Advisor

Steven Nixon is the former Chief of Technology Officer of the US Intelligence Community. He was responsible for the establishment of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and served as IARPA’s first acting director. Previously, he served 10 years as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and 7 years as an analyst at the Pentagon.

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13 Feb

DOE Technology Manager Alejandro Moreno Joins SMI and Helios Strategies as Senior Advisor

Alejandro Moreno has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) and its clean energy subsidiary Helios Strategies as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Moreno brings to SMI/Helios international and domestic renewable energy development experience.

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15 Dec

SMI Hails SBIR/STTR Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, DC - Earlier today amid extreme pressure from the small business community, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 86-13 with an amendment that reauthorized the SBIR and STTR programs for six years. The House passed the bill yesterday, which now goes to President Obama for his signature. SMI President Ted Lynch praised the House Small Business Committee for reaching an agreement that allowed this important program to continue. 

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20 Sep

An Interview with Captain Pat Peterson

On July 27, SMI's Captain Pat Peterson participated in the Korean War Veterans Armistice Day Commemoration and Memorial Ceremonies.  The event was held at the Arlington National Cemetery.  The purpose of the event is to express the enduring gratitude of the American people for all who took part in the conflict.  We caught up with Captain Peterson to discuss his involvement in the event.

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24 Jun

SMI VP P.J. Dougherty Testifies before House Natural Resources Subcommittee

Washington D.C. – P.J. Dougherty, Vice President of Strategic Marketing Innovations Inc. (SMI) and its renewable energy subsidiary, Helios Strategies, testified before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources yesterday.

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01 Mar

An Interview with New SMI Advisor Brian Moran

An Interview with New SMI Advisor Brian Moran

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01 Feb

Interview with SMI/Helios's Dr. Drew Ronneberg

Interview with SMI/Helios's Dr. Drew Ronneberg

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08 Jan

Dr. Drew Ronneberg Joins SMI

Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) has announced that Dr. Drew Ronneberg has joined the Helios Strategies energy team.  Ronneberg has over ten years of energy related experience, the majority of which was at the U.S. Department of Energy.  Ronneberg’s positions at the Department of Energy included Supervisor of the Engines, Fuels and Deployment Division in the Vehicle Technologies Program, Acting Wind and Water Program Manager, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Development, and Forest Products Technology Manager in the Industrial Technologies Program.

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10 Dec

An Interview with SMI Senior Advisor Art Bruckheim

An Interview with SMI Senior Advisor Art Bruckheim

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08 Nov

An Interview with SMI Senior Advisor Doug Freitag

An Interview with SMI Senior Advisor Doug Freitag 


08 Oct

An Interview with SMI Senior Advisor Aura Dunn

An Interview with SMI Senior Advisor Aura Dunn

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01 Jul

An Interview with Chip Roth

An Interview with Chip Roth

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18 Jun

Charles W. "Chip" Roth Joins SMI

Charles "Chip" W. Roth has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations as an Associate. Prior to joining SMI, Mr. Roth served as the Principal to American Technology Specialists LLC (ATS), a business development consulting firm. With over 20 years of experience with business development, federal decision makers in Congress, the State Department, Department of Defense, Energy, and Agriculture, Mr. Roth will focus his efforts on agency marketing and program management at SMI.

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09 Jun

An Interview with SMI Advisor Scott Lindsay

Scott Lindsay has been working with SMI and Helios since 2003, focusing on clients in the energy sector.  He brings nearly two decades of expertise in government affairs, as well as a profound knowledge of strategic marketing and policy advocacy.  Scott now lives in the Pacific Northwest and provides instrumental representation for our clients in the region; he recently took some time to discuss his background and experience in government relations.

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06 Jun

An Interview with SMI Advisor Dr. Thomas DiGiuseppe

Dr. Thomas G. DiGiuseppe sat down to discuss his background and experience in over 25 years of work in the federal sector business development and government relations.

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01 Jun

An Interview with SMI Advisor Dr. Kristin Bennett

Dr. Kristin Bennett sat down to discuss her background and experience in materials science and at DOE.

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14 Apr

SMI/Helios Co-Sponsors the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference

SMI Inc./Helios Strategies was a proud co-sponsor of the 3rd Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference, held April 14-15, 2010, in Seattle, Washington.  Over 300 representatives from across the emerging marine hydrokinetic industry attended the largest U.S. based conference of its kind, including technology developers and investors, environmental analysts and scientists, and federal, state, and local government policy makers and regulators. 

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06 Apr

David Maass Joins SMI as Senior Advisor

David Maass has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Maass combines a marketing and engineering background with more than 30 years experience in business development in aerospace, defense and energy markets. He is currently President of Flightware, a business development consulting firm he established in 1991, whose clients include small businesses, multinational firms and the US Government.

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31 Mar

David W. Dorheim Joins SMI's Helios Strategies Division

David W. Dorheim has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations' (SMI) Helios Strategies division as a Senior Advisor.  Mr. Dorheim has more than 30 years of experience developing, producing, and marketing energy products in the battery, fuel cell and renewable energy industries.  He is currently President and CEO of DWD Advisors, Inc., a consulting company he formed in 2006 to help Cleantech and renewable energy companies build successful business strategies and secure funding from both public and private sources.

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09 Dec

Jennifer Sollars, Former DoE Official, Joins SMI's Helios Strategies Division

Jennifer Sollars has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations' (SMI) Helios Strategies division as a Senior Advisor. Ms. Sollars combines more than a decade of experience in state and federal policy making with a focus on renewable energy, including tenure with the U.S. Department of Energy. She most recently served as Manager, Federal Government Relations for PPL Corporation.

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03 Dec

Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Champions Testify on Capitol Hill

December 3, 2009—The House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment held a hearing entitled, "Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technology: Finding the Path to Commercialization."   Chairman Brian Baird (D-WA), listened to testimony delivered by SMI client Mr. Jim Dehlsen of Dehlsen Associates and Ecomerit Technologies, as well as Mr. Roger Bedard of the Electric Power Research Institute, Mr. Jacques Beaudry-Losique of the Department of Energy, Mr. Craig Collar of Snohomish County Public Utility District, and Ms. Gia Schneider of Natel Energy.  Witnesses addressed progress and challenges associated with U.S. marine hydrokinetic (MHK) energy sources, including currents (tidal, ocean, and river), waves, and stored ocean thermal energy.

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04 Nov

Ryan Bowley Joins SMI

Ryan Bowley has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) as an Associate. Mr. Bowley comes to SMI from the office Congressman Henry E. Brown, where he served most recently as Legislative Director and was directly responsible for policy work for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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30 Jun

Interview with Dennis Padilla

Dennis Padilla is SMI's Senior Business Advisor and has over 30 years of government contracting experience.

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21 May

Dr. Art Bruckheim, Defense Consultant, joins SMI

Dr. Art Bruckheim has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) as a senior advisor. For the last eight years, Dr. Bruckheim was a consultant to the Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Previously, Dr. Bruckheim had been a Program Manager at DARPA responsible for radar technology and anti-submarine warfare. 

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28 Apr

Col. Tom Stautz (US Army, Ret) Joins SMI

Col. Tom Stautz (US Army, Ret.) has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) as a senior advisor. He brings more than 30 years of private and defense sector experience in program management, product development, business development and defense acquisition, much of it within the military’s special operations community.

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14 Jan

Vinny Schaper Returns to SMI

Vinny Schaper has returned to SMI as a Senior Advisor.  Mr. Schaper most recently served as the Department of Homeland Security’s director of SBIR, a position he held for two years.

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09 Dec

SMI, Inc. sponsors Turkey Trot for Hunger 5K

Washington—For a second year, SMI, Inc. has served as a platinum corporate sponsor of the 7th Annual Turkey Trot for Hunger. Together with Honorary Chair Mayor Adrian Fenty, thousands of participants and volunteers turned out for Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk, which is organized yearly by DC’s So Others Might Eat (SOME) to benefit hungry and homeless men, women and children  throughout the year.

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17 Jul

Phil Dougherty Joins SMI

Phil “P.J.” Dougherty has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) as an Associate.  Mr. Dougherty comes to SMI after more than 15 years of federal service at the U.S. Department of Energy.  

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19 Jun

SMI HOSTS POLICY ROUNDTABLE ON SBIR REAUTHORIZATION

WASHINGTON, DC - Small businesses from around the country convened on Capitol Hill today to advocate for the reauthorization of the SBIR and STRR programs. The SMI- sponsored policy roundtable discussion began with talks from Vinny Schaper, Director of SBIR at the Department of Homeland Security, and Kevin Wheeler, the Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The discussion provided a forum for SBIR-affected companies to explain their position on why the definition of a small business should not be changed to allow small firms majority owned by venture capital (VC) firms to participate in the SBIR program and meet with their Members of Congress and staffs to push for the timely and effective reauthorization of these important programs. 

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03 Mar

Paul Gay Joins SMI

Paul Gay has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) as an Associate.  Mr. Gay comes to SMI from the office of Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, President Pro Tempore and Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  

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01 Jan

SMI, Inc. Launches Helios Strategies

Washington -- Responding to the rapidly changing world of energy policy, SMI, Inc. has established a new business unit, Helios Strategies, dedicated to helping clients navigate and shape the turbulent policy landscape.

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01 Jan

Sam Horton Joins SMI

Sam Horton has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) as an Associate. Mr. Horton retired after a twenty five year career with the federal government, most recently serving as the Senior Policy Advisor for National Security and Veterans’ Affairs to Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine.  

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01 Oct

Dennis Padilla joins SMI

Dennis Padilla has joined Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) as a Senior Advisor.  Mr. Padilla recently retired from the Navy as the Director of Contracts and Grants for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Virginia. 

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