Most recently, Smith served as Chief of Government Relations and Communications for the Mississippi Department of Education.
Capitol Resources LLC, the leading multistate lobbying firm in the South, announced that Communications Specialist and Master Policy Strategist Pete Smith has joined the Mississippi lobbying and public relations team. Most recently, Smith served as Chief of Government Relations and Communications for the Mississippi Department of Education.
According to Capitol Resources, known for its state leadership, Smith is highly respected within the state executive branch, among state agency leaders, and by politicians on both sides of the Mississippi Legislature. Smith will join the Mississippi Lobbying Team for Capitol His Resources, which provides legislative and governmental solutions at the local and state levels.
Claire Hester, founding partner of Capitol Resources, said: “He knows how to get things done in the halls of the Mississippi State Capitol and I am confident his skill set will lead to success for his clients. I am thrilled to join.”
At the Mississippi Department of Education, Smith prepared and drafted legislation, educated legislators on the Department’s agenda, and ensured that the Department’s legislative and regulatory priorities were at the forefront of discussions under the Dome. Did. Prior to working for the Mississippi Department of Education, Smith was Gov. Haley Barber’s press secretary and served as his official spokesperson.
“I am delighted to be joining Capitol Resources and look forward to spending time working with our clients to help the state of Mississippi thrive,” added Smith. “Claire has the best lobbying team in Mississippi. This is going to be fun!”