Nashville's oldest lobbying firm, Smith Harris & Carr, is now Harris Frazier Government Relations. The firm, originally known as Smith & Johnson, was founded in 1980.
"Two of our firm's named partners retired so it's time we change our name to better represent our current ownership," explained Estie Harris, who joined the firm in 1994 and has been a partner since 1996.
The firm provides consulting, monitoring, and/or active lobbying services, along with assistance with the state procurement process, in-depth policy research, and issue forecasting. Partners Estle Harris and Meagan Frazier, both of whom have deep experience in hospital and healthcare issues, make up the firm's leadership and are joined by team members Lou Alsobrooks and Merle Franklin.