Jordan Smith has over 15 years of experience providing public policy advice and representation on federal legislative and regulatory issues, with special emphasis on energy, environmental, natural resource, and healthcare matters. Jordan offers advocacy, strategic planning, and political communication expertise on issues related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), land and water resource matters, healthcare policy, and the federal budget and appropriations process.
Jordan serves as Executive Director of the National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition (NESARC), a broad-based coalition of member organizations that promotes effective and balanced legislative and regulatory improvements to the ESA. As Executive Director, Jordan is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key policymakers in Washington, lobbying Congress and the Administration on Coalition priorities, developing and implementing public relations strategies, and ensuring comprehensive support and services to the Coalition’s diverse membership.
Additionally, Jordan represents constituencies with interests in water policy, including water agencies and irrigation districts in the Western United States. He advises clients on endangered species issues, invasive species matters, and other policy priorities affecting local and regional water quality and management. Jordan also advocates for increased support for federal programs to improve prediction of extreme weather events, which has the potential to benefit many communities in the West challenged by variable precipitation conditions.
In the healthcare space, Jordan develops and implements strategies and engages in direct lobbying and public education activities on a broad array of issues before federal policymakers. Specific healthcare matters have included ensuring the safety of the pharmaceutical supply chain, advancing widespread integration and interoperability of health information technology (IT), identifying policy solutions to address the nation’s drug abuse epidemic, and improving the health of our nation’s veterans.
Jordan serves on the Van Ness Feldman PAC and Diversity Committee.
George Washington University
B.A., magna cum laude, 2000
Office of U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato (R-NY)