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Jamie Smith

Senior Advisor

Former Special Assistant to the President and White House Deputy Press Secretary and Former Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

From the West Wing of the White House to the C-Suites of Fortune 500 companies, to startups, multinational organizations and NGOs, Jamie has served over twenty years in key strategic communications, marketing, policy and government relations positions. She’s worked to advance the way corporations, governments, and institutions communicate their message and lead. Smith specializes in directing large teams with aggressive mandates, integrated multi-platform MarCom strategies, crisis communications and strategy, and communicating complicated topics to key audiences in a wide range of issue areas – technology, security, executive leadership, government engagement, empowering women and advancing diversity.

Prior to joining WestExec, Jamie has served as Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Diversity, Civility and Inclusion at the Linux Foundation, Global Chief Communications Officer and Blockchain Advisor at the Bitfury Group & Co-Chair World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Council, Executive Vice President at Edelman Worldwide, Special Assistant to and Spokeswoman for President Barack Obama and Deputy White House Press Secretary, Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and General (Ret.) James Clapper, Communications Director for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation under its then Chairman John D (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Spokeswoman and Traveling Press Director for Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 Presidential Campaign, Communications Director for former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and The Albright Group, LLC, and Policy Aide to Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY).

Jamie speaks regularly around the world – from the United Nations to the European Parliament to The World Economic Forum to SxSW and has appeared on CNBC, the BBC and Fox Business and has established relationships with influential global reporters and key decision makers. Jamie serves on advisory boards at the Capitol Area Food Bank, CoinDesk and Streambed.