Southern Strategy Group's Columbia Office Welcomes Heather Smith

Jan 15, 2013, 17:46 ET from Southern Strategy Group

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Strategy Group is pleased to announce Heather Smith has joined its Columbia, South Carolina office as its newest partner. Brandon Dermody, the office's Managing Partner said, "For years in her former position, Heather has been a tireless advocate for her clients.  Her knowledge and understanding of the legislative process has no limits.  We are very excited to have Heather join our team and help represent our prestigious client base here in South Carolina."

Heather most recently served as Director for Legislative Affairs with a large lobbying and association management firm in South Carolina. In this role, Heather represented clients on issues related to government, policy, budget and regulatory affairs and was key in providing access, advocacy and advice to clients. Heather has also served in a key legislative staff role in the South Carolina House Judiciary Committee. In this role, Heather served as the liaison for constituents, lobbyists and other government agencies and was responsible for scheduling legislative hearings, analyzing legislation and working with the Speaker's office on daily news reports for the South Carolina House of Representatives. Heather has managed and coordinated press events for state leaders and clients for more than eight years.

Southern Strategy Group is part of an interlocking network of lobbying offices with over 50 lobbyists, more than 300 clients, and 17 offices throughout the United States.  Southern Strategy Group and its affiliated offices make up the largest lobbying network in the country and offers one-stop, turn-key solutions to organizations with governmental relations needs. Southern Strategy Group represents an extensive array of clients in many fields including health care, engineering, education, utilities, communications, banking, insurance, and real estate development. Visit for more information on Southern Strategy Group and its affiliated offices.

Heather may be contacted at 803.733.2255 or via e-mail at

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