Washington, D.C. American Global Strategies LLC congratulates Gregory Smith, who served
as a Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs at the White
House from 2019-2021, on being named the Chief of Staff to Rep.-elect Eli Crane (AZ-02).
“Greg was part of our team at AGS from our early days, and I consider him to be one of the top
up-and-coming political minds in America,” said Ambassador (ret.) Robert C. O’Brien,
Chairman of AGS. “His experience was an asset to me and our firm’s clients. I am honored to
call him a friend and we are proud to see him moving back to public service.”
“Working for former National Security Advisor O’Brien has been a highlight of my career, and I
will forever be grateful for his mentorship, friendship and support,” said Mr. Smith.
While serving at the White House, Smith served as one of the principal liaisons to The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2020, Smith was appointed by the President to serve as the
United States Commissioner to the Upper Colorado River Commission.
Prior to The White House, Smith worked for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC). At AIPAC, Smith was a Regional Political Director, based in Los Angeles, California,
where he cultivated political relationships with elected officials, candidates, and supporters
across California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. He later worked in Washington, D.C., as
Assistant Director of Policy and Government Affairs, managing AIPAC’s defense portfolio on
Capitol Hill. Smith provided regular policy briefings on missile defense, counter-tunnel
programs, and counter-UAS cooperation to over 60 Members of Congress.
Smith is also a member of the 2022 Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) National
Security Fellows Program and U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) Conservative Foreign
Policy Study Group.
American Global Strategies LLC is a boutique strategic advisory firm with staff comprised of
professionals who have served at the White House, State Department, Pentagon, and on Capitol
Hill. The firm’s offices are in Washington, D.C., Oklahoma City and Los Angeles.