WASHINGTON: The Rhoads Group will get a new partner and a new name
next month. Frank Maguire, a top aide to House Majority Whip Tom DeLay
(R-TX), will arrive June 1, at which time the agency will become The
Rhoads Maguire Group.
Part of The Interpublic Group's extended Washington, DC family, the
government affairs shop operates under the umbrella of the Cassidy
Companies, which specializes in defense and aerospace issues. Maguire
will lead the agency's tax and finance practice.
"Frank brings a depth of knowledge about the way Washington works that
few people can offer," said Gerry Cassidy, chairman and CEO of the
Cassidy Companies. Maguire has also been a staff member of the House
Banking Committee and a federal legislative representative for the
American Bankers Association.
Representative DeLay said that he and his staff will "miss our
day-to-day contact with Frank as he assumes his new role. But we look
forward to his continued involvement in the federal government process."