Mark Smith
Faculty Profile

Mark Smith
Lecturer

Mark Smith is a Graduate School of Management alumnus and the owner of Smith Policy Group, a lobbying and consulting firm based in Sacramento, Calif. Smith Policy Group (SPG) provides clients with policy advocacy; connections with federal, state and local elected officials, appointees, and regulatory bodies (including the Department of Interior, California Natural Resources Agencies, Public Utilities Commission, Fish and Wildlife agencies and others); and advises clients on policy and political engagement.

Prior to opening SPG, Smith was a senior policy advisor at Environmental and Energy Consulting, a Sacramento-based lobbying and consulting firm. He was also formerly the director of public policy, western region, for Ducks Unlimited (DU), where his duties included managing federal and state government relations in nine Western states.

Prior to working for DU, Smith was the manager of state government relations for Sempra Energy, director of government relations for the American Council of Engineering Companies and worked as a legislative director in the California State Senate and State Assembly.