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

Jamie is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Linux Foundation – the world’s most pervasive Open Source Software Project in history, and is a Senior Advisor at WestExec Advisors. Jamie previously served simultaneously as the Global Chief Communications Officer at the Bitfury Group and CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).

Prior to that she served as 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, Fox Business, the BCC and Business Insider. Jamie serves as the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council on Blockchain, and on the advisory boards of CoinDesk and the GBBC. She spends her spare time volunteering in her local community for the Capitol Area Food Bank.