Jordan A. Smith

Senior Director, Governmental Issues

202.298.1914

jas@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Serves as Executive Director and spokesperson for a global membership organization that promotes education, awareness, and policies supporting the important role of next generation, low and reduced-global warming potential (GWP) advanced climate technologies used as refrigerants, propellants, blowing agents, and fire suppressants.
  • Directs and manages a national coalition dedicated to legislative and regulatory improvements to the Endangered Species Act, including strategic planning, legislative advocacy, drafting communications and messaging materials, pursuing public speaking opportunities, and development of the coalition’s membership.
  • Manages a regional coalition of interests in the Western U.S. to advance critical research at NOAA on sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) precipitation and weather conditions associated with “Atmospheric River” weather events.
  • Assists a California water agency with the implementation of a multi-agency biological opinion to recover several endangered and threatened species of fish within their local river system through engaging with lawmakers, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Advocates on behalf of a California water agency for the continued funding of the multi-state Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund, which has received over $1 billion from Congress since its inception to fund projects to restore salmon populations throughout the West.
  • Pursues legislative and regulatory pathways to prevent the infestation of invasive species in the waterways managed by a California water agency.
  • Developed and implemented a strategy to improve the regulation of health information technology for a major healthcare services corporation.
  • Represented a major healthcare company in pursuing legislation to improve prescription drug traceability and the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain.
  • Educated Members of Congress, their staff, and Administration officials on the critical services provided by a client to veterans’ hospitals throughout the country. 





Publications

Sensible Updates Should Appeal to All Sectors

The Environmental Forum
09/01/2017

Administration Proposes Improvements to ESA Petition Process

Irrigation Leader, Vol. 7 Issue 11 pp. 30-31
01/31/2016