Jamie Smith, White House deputy press secretary, has moved to Edelman/Washington as executive VP-media strategies and services.
In the newly created post, Smith takes charge of the No. 1 independent firm’ s “creative newsroom” offering, which encompasses traditional, social, owned and hybrid media channels.
Before joining Team Obama, Smith served as PA director at the Office of National Intelligence, communications director for Senator Jay Rockefeller, travelling press director for the Hillary Clinton for President campaign and communications director for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
The office, which is headed by Washington president Rob Rehg, also added Sean Neary, former communications director at the Senate Finance Committee to lead its financial practice there.
Neary advised committee chair Sen. Max Baucus, who has just been confirmed as ambassador to China.
He has PR firm experience from Dittus Communications and editorial savvy from America’s Promise, George and Rolling Stone.