ARLINGTON, Va., June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stateside Associates announced today that Kiley Smith is joining its growing State and Local Government Issue Management practice as Senior Political Consultant. Kiley most recently served as Executive Director of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC), the national organization dedicated exclusively to electing more Republicans to state legislatures and the largest caucus within the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC).
"Kiley is a significant addition to the capabilities and depth of our growing state and local government affairs practice at Stateside," said Michael Behm, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Stateside. "Partnering with Kiley brings to our firm the rare combination of very successful political experience – developed while growing the RLCC and its majority of Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country – and a keen understanding of the advocacy needs of state government affairs professionals."
Kiley will work closely with Stateside's Issue Management team, planning and supporting state advocacy efforts on behalf of Stateside's clients, helping its clients navigate the policy- and political-oriented state and local officials Groups, and leading business development efforts. In addition, she will continue developing her political consulting practice which she began shortly after leaving the RLCC.
RLCC Chairman and Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai said, "Kiley is wonderful to work with. I found her to be extremely effective and strategic at fundraising and member relations. I am excited she will be able to continue to work with state legislators and legislative groups in her new position with Stateside."
"Kiley is always friendly, determined, and on top of her game. She served her corporate members well by understanding the issues impacting their company and industry and through the relationships she built with legislative leaders from all 50 states. Stateside will be well served with her on their team," added Washington Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler.
During her four years at the RLCC, Kiley helped her team flip 10 legislative chambers to Republican control, raising and spending a record $40 million in the 2014 cycle. And while leading the organization, she and her team worked to protect an all-time high number of Republican legislative majorities, retaining 69 of 99 state legislative chambers during the 2016 cycle.
Kiley has also held professional positions with the Republican National Committee (RNC), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Republican Governors Association (RGA).
A Washington State native, Kiley grew up in the small town of Gig Harbor and is a graduate of Washington State University. After working on the 2008 Dino Rossi for Governor campaign in her home state, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she currently resides. Kiley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stateside Associates is the leader in state and local government affairs. Since 1988, Stateside has offered its clients a broad range of state and local advocacy support, personalized legislative, regulatory and local government monitoring and research services and access to a wealth of public and private sector relationships and lobbyist support across the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Contact: Michael J. Behm
Co-CEO & Principal
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