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Let’s work together to build a blueprint for
winning tough campaigns,shaping public opinion,winning government contracts,sharing strategic intelligence,winning tough campaigns,sharing strategic intelligence,
in the new American South.


We’ve helped dozens of clients win tough campaigns, partner with government, and change their communities for the better. Behind every victory is a talented group of doers and dreamers committed to sparking a new southern renaissance.

Howard Franklin

Managing Partner
Veteran operator has worked in 25 states at the intersection of business and politics.

Joel Alvarado

EVP, External Affairs
Accomplished leader across public policy, economic development and higher education.

Rebecca Wallace

VP, Communications
Brings a quarter of a century experience in cause-related campaigns and initiatives.

Brandeis Parkman

VP, Business Partnerships
Nearly two decades of experience leading successful collaborations between business and government.

Louis Elrod

Director of Campaigns
A political operative with more than a decade of experience at the state and national level.

Marcia Lampe

Creative Director
Branding and marcomm expert specializing in campaigns, nonprofits and government.


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highest levels of politics and policy

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The American South is home to a complex array of policy and political issues. Steeped in history and teeming with potential, the region has long struggled to attract or build organizations with the capacity to drive sustainable progress. UNTIL NOW.

We aim to change that.
We aim to change that.

Headquartered in Atlanta, we’ve recruited top-flight professionals with the experience, reach, and capacity to address big challenges and opportunities. We’re a high-stakes firm powering progressive victories in the South.

Old Borders. New Rules.
Old Borders. New Rules.

Named for the body of water that was once America’s natural dividing line, our team of talented professionals is committed to leveraging new technologies and tactics for private sector and public policy success.

Southern. Savvy. Strategic.
Southern. Savvy. Strategic.

For centuries, the mighty Ohio River divided North and South, serving as the natural extension of the Mason-Dixon Line. The spirit of that great tributary – the economic and cultural engine of a forward-looking America – inspires our company today.

We’re Looking for Awesome People.

Southern, savvy, and strategic — we are recruiting the region’s best professionals from every level of politics and business, paired with tactics and technologies to power electoral and policy success. And we’re growing! 


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