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Kristin Smith


Washington, D.C.
202 585 6944 direct

With more than 15 years of public policy experience in Washington, DC, Kristin is a passionate advocate for her clients before Congress and the Administration. She helps clients in all aspects of the policymaking process to ensure their voices are heard, with deep subject matter experience in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, education, health care, and telecommunications.

Kristin worked for members of Congress in both the House and Senate. Uniquely, Kristin has seen both the authorization and appropriations processes from the inside. She has significant experience operating at the committee-level stage of the legislative process, both in writing the laws that govern federal programs as well as the laws that fund federal programs. Whether maneuvering legislation through the floor of the House and Senate or participating in conference negotiations between the two chambers, Kristin's substantive, hands-on experience is invaluable to her clients.

As a lobbyist, Kristin has advised both large and small associations and companies. She knows how to develop individualized strategies that play to her clients' strengths. Kristin has the long-standing relationships with stakeholders both inside and outside government that are needed to implement these strategies. Clients appreciate her ability to execute on a strategy in an efficient, detail-oriented, and professional manner.

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