Andrew Smith

Senior Policy Advisor - New York , Washington, D.C.

Andrew Smith
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As a senior policy advisor, Andrew Smith provides counsel, guidance and strategy for government relations to businesses and trade associations at the state and federal level of government with particular focus on highly regulated companies within the cannabis, alcohol, healthcare and pharmaceuticals sectors.

With 15 years of significant public policy and government affairs experience in government, campaigns and private practice, Andrew has helped to shape and protect multi-state cannabis corporate interests within the highly regulated environment in which they operate at the state and federal levels.

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  • Georgetown University, B.A., Government and History



Professional Experience

  • Parallel (Formerly Surterra Wellness), Executive Vice President, Government Relations & External Affairs
  • McGuireWoods Consulting, Senior Vice President
  • Governor Terrence R. McAuliffe, Finance Director & Senior Advisor
  • Obama for America, Senior Finance Director, Mid-Atlantic
  • U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner, Executive Director, Forward Together political action committee


  • Board of Directors (Gubernatorial Appointment), George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA (2016–2020)
  • Vice Chair, Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) (2019-2020)