Smith-Free Group

Trusted. Effective. Experienced.

Bipartisan from Day One.

Who We Are

About / Our Team

With roots going back 40 years, the Smith-Free Group is the most experienced bipartisan government affairs firm in Washington, D.C. today.

Our Team

We are bipartisan strategists from the highest levels of Capitol Hill, executive agencies, and the White House.

Jon Deuser

President & CEO

James Free

Chairman

Robert Hickmott

Managing Partner

W. Timothy Locke

Senior Vice President

Trevor Kolego

Senior Vice President

Michael Gaffin

Senior Vice President

John Christie

Senior Vice President

Max Becker

Vice President

Kristin Winters

Manager of Office Operations, Associate

Jean Lee

Senior Associate, Human Resources

John Gibbons

Associate

What We Do

Expertise / Capabilities / Practice Areas / Giving Back

Government affairs should not be one-size-fits all. Positioned at the intersection of politics, policy, and procedure, the Smith-Free Group’s adaptive and diverse expertise provides a unique combination of active engagement services and access to unparalleled relationships.

Expertise

The Smith-Free Group is the government affairs firm Fortune 500 companies trust to tackle complex public affairs issues and rely on for calculated counsel and winning strategies.

Capabilities

Congressional Affairs & Oversight Expertise

Regulatory Agencies & Executive Branch Affairs

Strategic Advisory Services

Advocacy & Engagement

Practice Areas

Financial Services

Banking

Intellectual Property

Energy & Environment

Tax

Trade

Transportation

Housing

Health Care

Giving Back

The Smith-Free Group is committed to giving back to the Washington, D.C. community, including:

News & Insights

Initial Thoughts on a Second Trump Administration

Following the results of presidential primary contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, more and more business executives are focusing on the possibility of a second Trump Administration. While it would be foolhardy to predict at this early date who is ...
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Smith-Free Adds “Rising Star” to Republican Roster

Max Becker has joined The Smith Free Group, a well-known bipartisan K Street firm, as Vice President. Formerly at another advocacy firm, Becker is also a veteran of several House Republican operations. “Max is a terrific addition to our firm ...
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