Mark Smith


Mark Smith is a UC Davis Graduate School of Management alum and Director of Public Policy, Western Region for Ducks Unlimited (DU). 

Smith’s primary responsibilities included managing federal and state government relations in 9 Western states (HI, AK, WA, OR, CA, AZ, NV, UT, ID). 

As a member of DU’s government relations team, Smith’s primary duties include policy advocacy with federal, state, and local elected officials, appointees, and regulatory bodies (Department of Interior, Natural Resources Agencies, Fish and Wildlife departments, others), managing DU’s coalition engagements, and advising DU’s grassroots membership on policy and political engagement. 

Before 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 CA State Senate and State Assembly.