New Jersey State League of Municipalities • 107th Annual Conference
November 15-17, 2022 • Atlantic City Convention Center • #njleague

David Smith

Princeton Public Affairs Group
The Princeton House
160 West State Street
United States


David A. Smith is a veteran of the public affairs arena and for 28 years with PPAG, has expertly managed public affairs campaigns impacting auto insurance, life insurance, financial services, tort reform and environmental legislative initiatives. He was a member of Governor Murphy’s Transition2018 Environment & Energy Committee and has appeared on television and radio stations representing clients’ interests. Mr. Smith is also a frequent guest speaker/lecturer at national and state conferences, legislative hearings, meetings and seminars. Since first being appointed by the Governor in 2005, he has been a Commissioner on the NJ Motion Picture and Television Commission, which promotes the state as an ideal location for film and TV projects and since 2016, has served as Vice Chair. A founding member of the NJ Hall of Fame, Mr. Smith serves as an executive officer and 1st VP of the Board and has helped develop and produce the NJHOF Induction Ceremonies. Since 2006, Mr. Smith has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Council, Washington, DC, and was one of the few contract lobbyists in the Country to be appointed to a National Task Force charged with creating an ethical standard for lobbyists throughout the United States. He is the past Chair of The Advocacy Group and serves on several other professional boards. Prior to joining PPAG– Princeton Public Affairs Group in 1995, Mr. Smith served as Director of Policy and Planning for the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office. Mr. Smith was awarded a Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) Degree from The American College. He is a Graduate Fellow of the Public Affairs Institute, a three-year educational program of the Public Affairs Council located in Washington, DC. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Gettysburg College and currently holds various insurance licenses. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA and Association of Film Commissioners International.


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