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bio_SmithDouglas A. Smith

Douglas serves as the executive vice president and general manager of the Washington, D.C. office for MWW, one of the top five independent public relations firms. As former Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Douglas brings over two decades of experience in business development, communications, coalition building, public policy, and creating and managing public-private partnerships among Federal, State and local governments, and private industry to his role, benefiting MWW staff and clients with his extensive experience as a senior advisor at the highest levels of both government and industry.

Prior to his appointment at DHS, Douglas served as the Managing Partner of T Street Partners, where he provided clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations with strategic counsel and public affairs consulting.  Douglas has also held senior-level positions at Leo Burnett Worldwide and Burson Marsteller. He served in a variety of positions during the Clinton-Gore Administration, including Deputy Press Secretary as well as Director of Special Projects for Secretary Andrew Cuomo at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and then as the traveling Press Secretary for Secretary Rodney Slater at the Department of Transportation.