Smith Anderson Hires New Director of Strategic Communications and Government Relations

(Raleigh, N.C.) Smith Anderson announces the hiring of Chandler Spaulding, who will serve as the firm’s Director of Strategic Communications and Government Relations. The Government Relations team is made up of an experienced, bipartisan team of lawyers and consulting professionals who advocate on behalf of Smith Anderson’s clients on a broad array of legislative, regulatory and legal issues. The team’s breadth of experience and strong relationships to effectively reach policymakers extends throughout North Carolina’s state government and in many cities and counties.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Chandler worked in a variety of public policy and communications roles, including with the North Carolina General Assembly, Duke University, the White House Office of Communications and NBC Entertainment. Chandler will help Smith Anderson clients in advancing their policy goals, as well as developing strategic communications plans, managing crisis communications and organizing press conferences, media availabilities and public events.

“Chandler Spaulding’s experience at both the national and state level will be an extraordinary asset for Smith Anderson’s Government Relations clients. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team,” said Managing Partner Gerald Roach.

Smith Anderson’s Government Relations team offers the seasoned counsel of two of North Carolina’s “Most Influential Lobbyists,” complemented by the strategic support of experienced consulting professionals and a former state senator and county manager. With decades of strategic advocacy success, the team helps clients succeed by communicating effectively with crucial audiences: state and local political leaders, administrators, regulators, economic developers, the press and the public. 



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