Chief Economist House Financial Services Co., U.S. House of Representatives, Retired
Mr. Smith has served on the Board of Trustees since 2003. He was the Chief Economist of the House Financial Services Committee until February 2013. He has experience handling a range of domestic and international issues, with an emphasis on economics. Mr. Smith was Senior Fellow at Demos, a think tank focusing on public policy issues such as income inequality and corporate governance. Prior to that, he was the Director of Public Policy and senior advisor to President John J. Sweeney at the AFL-CIO. In addition, he has held positions as senior deputy budget director and Commissioner of Business Development for the City of New York, and also served as a Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee and as an advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy. Mr. Smith has also held positions as a fellow at the Century Foundation, and has taught at the University of Massachusetts and the New School.