Gaithersburg, Md. – March 12, 2015 – Mercury has appointed Kathe Rushford Carter as its Chief Operating Officer. “Filling the COO role is another important step in building a foundation for smart growth and success as the company continues to lead the fleet management consulting industry” stated Paul Lauria President and Co-Founder of Mercury Associates, Inc.

“Mercury understands the importance continually strengthening its operations and in developing and executing strategy that will ensure its future as the industry leader” said Lauria. “Kathe has been a valuable member of our consulting team for a number of years. We are very pleased that we will now have the ability to utilize both her organizational skills and her extensive management experience in helping us meet a variety of challenges and opportunities facing the company.”


About Mercury

Mercury Associates, Inc. has served more than 500 private and public-sector organizations, including Fortune 500 companies such as ARAMARK, BNSF Railway, Genentech, Laidlaw, and Sprint; Federal agencies including NASA, GSA, Homeland Security, Interior, and State; and 33 of America’s 50 largest cities. Mercury also delivers fleet management consulting services worldwide through its network of international affiliates. Mercury’s previous work for Federal clients includes a VAM study for GSA’s internal fleet and fleet right sizing recommendations for the Departments of State and Homeland Security. The company is a U.S. Department of Defense and Small Business Administration certified small business enterprise. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., Mercury Associates has consultants located throughout the U.S. For more information, visit