Alicia W. Smith

Senior Vice President at The Smith-Free Group LLC

Alicia W. Smith

Alicia W. Smith

Senior Vice President at The Smith-Free Group LLC

Biography

Before returning to the Washington, D.C. lobbying community, Alicia Smith worked with D. H. Sawyer Associates in New York focusing on political and public relations problem-solving. The forerunner company to Sawyer-Miller, D.H. Sawyer clients included The Government of the Philippines, The International Foundation, E.F. Hutton, Inc., and The New Democracy Party of Greece.

As a registered federal lobbyist, Alicia has worked primarily with The Smith-Free Group's clients on intellectual property, copyright, and Internet and e-commerce issues. Accordingly, she has built strong professional relationships with Members of Congress and staff whose jurisdiction and work centers around the Judiciary Committees, Commerce Committees, and the Ways & Means and Finance Committees, as well as the Federal Communications Commission and executive branch agencies with trade jurisdiction. She has been an active participant in a number of industry-supported coalition efforts dedicated to trade policy and combating intellectual property piracy at home and abroad.

Other subject areas where Smith has lobbied effectively have been in the environmental arena and on government regulations relevant to health care policy and education policy. At the outset of the Clinton Administration, Alicia led The Smith-Free Group's advocacy effort before the Health Care Financing Administration on behalf of the Minnesota-based United Healthcare Corp.

Her political background is grounded in Democratic politics and the numerous contacts she has derived from work in past campaigns are far-reaching. Having served on the staffs of several presidential campaigns, Alicia accepted a position in the Executive Office of the President as a White House Executive Assistant in 1977. She left public service in 1981 at the end of the Jimmy Carter presidency. A master at "outreach" projects, Smith managed presidential briefing programs held at the White House during this period. She later was the Deputy Press Secretary to the 1988 Democratic Nominating Convention. From 1981 to 1983 Alicia was employed with the Office of the Treasurer at the Democratic National Committee.

Alicia continues her commitment to volunteerism in her personal life by regularly rejoining former President Carter and Mrs. Carter on "Habitat for Humanity" work retreats and serves on the Board of Equity Research Corp., a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to recruiting minority and bilingual students for the math and science fields. She is also currently involved in programs supporting the Carter Presidential Center. Ms. Smith, who resides in the District of Columbia, is a native of Wilmington, Delaware. During her college years, she studied at Pine Manor and the Corcoran School of Art.

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Washington, DC, United States

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Co-Founder at The Smith-Free Group LLC

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Chairman at The Smith-Free Group LLC

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Senior Vice President at The Smith-Free Group LLC

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Senior Vice President at The Smith-Free Group LLC

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Senior Vice President at The Smith-Free Group LLC

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Senior Vice President at The Smith-Free Group LLC

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Senior Vice President & Counsel at The Smith-Free Group LLC

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Staff Director at House Select Committee on Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi

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Founder at Burkman Associates LLC

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Vice Chairman & Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP

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PINE MANOR IS COMMITTED TO EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY -ONE STUDENT AT A TIME - WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS THEY WILL NEED TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF CAREER, COMMUNITY AND CITIZENSHIP IN TODAY'S GLOBAL SOCIETY.

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Focused on the idea of direct and intensely creative education, the Corcoran College of Art + Design is the only college of art and design in the museum- and college-rich environment of Washington, D.C. It is one of the only art schools in the country fully integrated with a world-class museum. The Corcoran’s vibrant and active community includes more than 600 degree students pursuing a wide range of associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in the visual arts. Undergraduate studies culminate with an exhibition in the main galleries of the Corcoran’s own renowned museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, while MA candidates may produce a symposium, publicly defend their theses in our Atrium, or exhibit in the galleries. The College belongs to the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design; these affiliations extend our classrooms, allowing students access to coursework at other Colleges and Universities in Washington and beyond. The Corcoran’s career office provides support, development, and guidance, helping students secure internships and jobs at National Geographic, American Red Cross, the Smithsonian Institution, National Public Radio, and The Washington Post, just to name a few. The Corcoran’s Visiting Artist Series, in conjunction with our exciting roster of public programs open to all students, brings contemporary artists, designers, scholars, writers, and musicians to the Museum’s stages, podiums and galleries virtually each night of the week. The Corcoran is known for our international programs, including culturally diverse, intensive study-away opportunities in Mexico, Scotland, India, Israel, El Salvador, and more. We host a vibrant Artist in Residence program, with international faculty teaching and mentoring our students. The College also offers part-time credit and non-credit classes for teens and adults through its Continuing Education department and offers an innovative Study Away at the Corcoran opportunity for visiting college students during the summer. Classrooms and studio spaces are located alongside museum exhibitions in the Corcoran Gallery of Art and amid the galleries and design showrooms surrounding our historic Georgetown campus.

Career History
Senior Vice President
Current
Office of the Treasurer
1981 - 1983

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$250
2017

Representative from South Carolina's 7th Congressional District

$500
2017

Representative from Tennessee's 5th Congressional District

$500
2017

Representative from New York's 10th Congressional District

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