BY PEGGY CALHOUN, bizcom@idahostatesman.com

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Gallatin Public Affairs has sold its Idaho strategic communications and public affairs practice to Portman Square Group under the direction of Emily Baker. Baker has been a partner and shareholder since 2013.

Baker, an Idaho native, will remain as Of Counsel with Gallatin along with current Of Counsels, Marc Johnson and Paulette Pyle.

Associate Natalie Podgorski will stay through March 2017, when Gallatin will close its Boise office. Gallatin has offices in Seattle and Portland.