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Who We Are

The Metis Group LLC is a professional services firm, providing solutions-driven consulting services to public, private and non-profit organizations. Founded in 1999, The Metis Group has a track record of success in assisting our clients in operational and organizational improvements across industries, marketplaces and sectors. We monetize assets and identify market opportunity and timing to unlock the value of assets.

Please to discuss operating and asset ownership challenges and ways in which The Metis Group may be of assistance.

TMG News

February 2017:  The Metis Group is on the front lines of enforcing the protections in place for commercial use of Smokey Bear. 

Smokey’s name and slogan are managed by the Forest Service, the Ad Council and the National Association of State Foresters and protected by Congressional Law:  The Smokey Bear Act, P.L. 82-359, as amended by P.L. 93-318 regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture (36 CFR 271), and 18 USC ch.33-711. Smokey’s name, image and slogan, whether in entirety or in part, should only be used in conjunction with a wildfire prevention message.  By words or illustrations, Smokey Bear should not endorse a commercial product, service, political position or anything other than a wildfire prevention message.

Although Freedom of Speech is allowed, using Smokey Bear’s name, use or slogan for something other than wildfire prevention is still an inappropriate use.

Any commercial use (i.e. products sold, money raised, etc.) that is clearly associated with Smokey Bear’s name, slogan or image is an illegal use and punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. Illegal use should be reported to The Metis Group at

Over 70 years of vigilance and hard work by many generations have gone into the wildfire prevention effort. Please be mindful of these rules and respect one of America’s most successful and longest-running public service campaigns by only using his image appropriately.

January 2017:  The Metis Group  moves into modern, collaboration-focused  offices.  Our new sublet space at 1900 M Street NW is built for business!  Stop by or schedule a time to speak with us.

September 2016:  The Metis Group takes a stand on corporate bullies.  More news to follow.

September 2016: The Metis Group continues to work with the Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl licensing programs.  Follow us on Twitter (themetisgroupdc) and support our national symbols.

August 2016:  The Metis Group is working across the Federal government on commercial leasing.  Contact us to hear about the assignments and the many aspects of leasing that we are working to improve.

June 2016: The Metis Group is working with GSA to market Sugar Grove Station, WV ( Online auction

end date announced as July 20, 2016.

June 2016: Congratulations to our partners at New Zoo Revue. Get ready for Woodsy Owl to make his guest appearance on this upcoming television show!

May 2016: The Metis Group is opening doors to new markets. Stay tuned for an announcement of some of our recently awarded work.

June 2015: We are representing clients at Licensing International in Las Vegas. Visit our booth A33 to learn

about exciting opportunities with Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl and Green Kids Club! New licensees are being accepted.

June 2015: Our offices are moving to a new neighborhood: Cleveland Park. The new address is 4300 Reno Road NW, Washington DC 20008. Our telephone number remains 202.822.5080.

February 2015: Meet Green Kids Club, a unique and creative educational property focused on conservation of wildlife and endangered species. The Metis Group will be in NYC at Toy Fair 2015 (Booth 5806) from February 12 to 17.

January 2015: The Metis Group is being featured as the Spotlight Business on Executive Leaders Radio. Stay tuned for more information.

December 2014: The Metis Group moved to 1825 K Street NW, Suite 201 on December 17th.

May 2014: The Metis Group is awarded the 2014 Small Business Award for Expertise Excellence in Service to Federal Government Clients by McGladrey LLP.  The Metis Group exposes RSM as corporate bullies.

January 2014: The Metis Group is awarded the GSA Real Property Surplus Sales and Services (GSA RPSSS) blanket purchase agreement for the analysis and disposition of owned and leased federal property. The five year BPA was awarded to the prime contractor. Please see our team’s brochure and contact information on the Federal Contracts page of our website.

October 2013: Ms. Libby Kavoulakis, Managing Member, is now working with the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce to support the U.S. Air Force Task Force to open more contracting opportunities for women-owned and small businesses.

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