WASHINGTON, DC—Douglas Smith has joined MWW as executive vice president and general manager of its Washington, DC, office. A former assistant secretary for the private sector at the Department of Homeland Security, Smith has two decades of experience of communications, coalition building, public policy, and creating and managing public-private partnerships.

Smith served as the DHS's representative on the President's travel and tourism advisory and export promotion boards, the White House Business Council, the President’s Job Council and the World Economic Forum Risk Officers Community.

Prior to his appointment at DHS, Smith was the managing partner of T Street Partners, where he provided clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations with strategic counsel and public affairs consulting. He also managed the winning campaign for the City of Chicago to be the US Designate City for the 2016 Olympics.

Smith has also held senior-level positions at Leo Burnett Worldwide and Burson Marsteller. He served in a variety of positions during the Clinton-Gore Administration, including deputy press secretary as well as director of special projects for Secretary Andrew Cuomo at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and then as the traveling press secretary for Secretary Rodney Slater at the Department of Transportation.