GTD Signs Strategic Business Alliance With International Firm

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Oklahoma firm strikes strategic alliance with BKSH and closes gap between Oklahoma and Washington D.C., offering a diverse range of services to Oklahoma-based companies.

Mark A. Stansberry, Chairman of The GTD Group, and Charlie Black, Chairman of BKSH & Associates, announced today that they have signed a Strategic Business Alliance.

BKSH & Associates is a Burson-Marsteller Company with decades of experience in public affairs and government relations. Through the association with BKSH Europe and the Burson-Marsteller Public Affairs Practice, BKSH can call on more than 2,000 professionals around the world. BKSH has offices in Washington, D.C., Brussels, and London. Burson-Marsteller has offices around the world including Beijing.

BKSH clients include Fortune 100 companies, multinationals, small and mid-sized companies, trade and industry associations, foreign governments and municipalities.

BKSH uses a bipartisan approach. The company has professionals with diverse political and technical backgrounds. They include Democrats and Republicans who have distinguished careers as senior staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the executive branch. The company’s professionals have been involved in most of the significant legislative issues before Congress in the past 20 years.

The professional team also includes senior strategists from the Democratic and Republican parties who are veterans of many political campaigns, including the 2000 Presidential campaigns of Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush, the 1992 and 1996 campaigns of President Bill Clinton, the 1996 Presidential campaign of Senator Bob Dole, the 1988 and 1992 campaigns of President George Bush and the 1980 and 1984 campaigns of President Ronald Reagan.

Some specific areas of practice include banking and securities, energy and natural resources, environmental legislation and regulations, federal budget and appropriations, foreign government representation, health care, international finance and market development, international trade and investment, national security policy, regulatory legislation and rules, strategic communications, tax policy, telecommunications, transportation and waste/water management.

“The Alliance between Oklahoma’s GTD and BKSH, Washington’s Premier government and public affairs organization, provides our clients with the competence, know-how and expansive reach needed in a very competitive environment. Together with BKSH’s team of lawyers, communication professionals, foreign affairs specialists and researchers, we will be able to achieve results in many areas of business development for companies in Oklahoma and our region. A strong OK-DC presence is essential for maximum success.”

About the GTD Group:

The GTD Group comprises several companies specializing in energy, environmental, international trade and development, government relations, public relations, public affairs, website development, commercial construction, and other business development.

For more information, visit the company website at: or by calling (877) 715-1917 or (202) 349-7135.

About BKSH & Associates:

BKSH is the name of leading-edge government relations consultancy for the 21st century. Created by the world's largest communications agency, Burson-Marsteller, it enables clients to mount US, pan-European and transatlantic campaigns. Wherever in the world BKSH operates, clients can rely on the same commitment: the promise of efficiency, effectiveness and excellence.

More information is available on the BKSH website at:


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