Ja’Ron Smith

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Ja’Ron Smith

Senior Fellow for Right On Crime

Ja’Ron Smith is a Partner at Dentons Global Advisors Government Relations. A policy expert experienced in advocacy, legislating, and policy strategy and negotiation, he advises clients on a range of issues including regulatory affairs, economic mobility, social justice, finance, banking, and housing and urban development.

In the latter role, he was a chief policy strategist, an advisor to the President, along with serving as a manager of HBCU initiatives, crime and reentry, and the manager of the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative. Prior to his time in the White House, Smith served in senior staff roles on the House Financial Services Committee and for Senator Tim Scott (R-SC).

Smith played an important role in policy development and social change in the D.C. Metropolitan Area through his service in the non-profit and political sectors.