Jeffrey H. Smith

Chief Executive Officer at Disney Worldwide Services, Inc.

Jeffrey H. Smith

Jeffrey H. Smith

Chief Executive Officer at Disney Worldwide Services, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

CIA Officers Memorial Foundation
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Ed Fdn
Central Intelligence Agency (United States)

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Number of Boards

9

Number of Awards

4

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Former Nonresident Senior Fellow-Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security & Intelligence, Center for Middle East Policy at The Brookings Institution

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Founding Partner at The Arkin Group LLC

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Boards of Directors at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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Founding Member at Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, Business Information Group at AIG

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Former Associate Deputy Director for Operations for Counterintelligence at Central Intelligence Agency (United States)

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Co-Founder at 15-Seconds

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Senior Partner at Threat Pattern

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Partner at Alsop Louie Management LLC

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Member-Proxy Board at Informatica Federal Operations Corp.

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Chief Executive Officer at Disney Worldwide Services, Inc.
Education
JD
Class of 1971

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

BS
Class of 1966

West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. Several soldiers and legislators, including Washington, Knox, Hamilton and John Adams, desiring to eliminate America's wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists, urged the creation of an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy in 1802. He took this action after ensuring that those attending the Academy would be representative of a democratic society. Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of the Military Academy," served as Superintendent from 18l7-1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Aware of our young nation's need for engineers, Thayer made civil engineering the foundation of the curriculum. For the first half century, USMA graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the bulk of the nation's initial railway lines, bridges, harbors and roads. After gaining experience and national recognition during the Mexican and Indian wars, West Point graduates dominated the highest ranks on both sides during the Civil War. Academy graduates, headed by generals such as Grant, Lee, Sherman and Jackson, set high standards of military leadership for both the North and South. The development of other technical schools in the post-Civil War period allowed West Point to broaden its curriculum beyond a strict civil engineering focus. Following the creation of Army post-graduate command and staff schools, the Military Academy came to be viewed as the first step in a continuing Army education. In World War I, Academy graduates again distinguished themselves on the battlefield. After the war, Superintendent Douglas MacArthur sought to diversify the academic curriculum. In recognition of the intense physical demands of modern warfare, MacArthur pushed for major changes in the physical fitness and intramural athletic programs. "Every cadet an athlete" became an important goal. Additionally, the cadet management of the Honor System, long an unofficial tradition, was formalized with the creation of the Cadet Honor Committee. Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley, Arnold, Clark, Patton, Stilwell and Wainwright were among an impressive array of Academy graduates who met the challenge of leadership in the Second World War. The postwar period again saw sweeping revisions to the West Point curriculum resulting from the dramatic developments in science and technology, the increasing need to understand other cultures and the rising level of general education in the Army. In 1964, President Johnson signed legislation increasing the strength of the Corps of Cadets from 2,529 to 4,417 (more recently reduced to 4,000). To keep up with the growth of the Corps, a major expansion of facilities began shortly thereafter. Another significant development at West Point came when enrollment was opened to women in 1976. Sixty-two women graduated in the class of 1980, to include Andrea Hollen, Rhodes Scholar. Just as women are a vital and integral part of the U.S. Army, so they are at West Point. In recent decades, the Academy's curricular structure was markedly changed to permit cadets to major in any one of more than a dozen fields, including a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the humanities.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Current

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., part of The Walt Disney Co., is an American company located in Lake Buena Vista, FL, that engages in motion picture production.

General Counsel
Current

The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation was created by a group of concerned Americans who wished to assist the survivors and dependents of CIA officers who died in the line of duty. The Foundation was established in December 2001 to provide educational support to the children of CIA officers killed in the line of duty. In May 2006, the Foundation's Board of Directors voted to expand its mission to include providing educational support to the spouses of CIA officers killed in the line of duty, and the children and spouses of officers who die on active duty as a result of accident, illness or other causes.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Advisors
Current

DC Capital Partners focuses on making controlling equity investments in middle-market companies operating primarily in the US defense, aerospace and other federal government sectors. The firm's interests include, but are not limited to outsourced government services, government information technology, intelligence, homeland security and defense electronics.

Member, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed

LGS Innovations LLC provides networking and communications technology solutions. It offers research and development in the areas of wireless communications, radio frequency (RF), spectrum analysis, cybersecurity, fiber optic and free-space optical communications, and mobile broadband technologies. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Herndon, VA.

General Counsel, Board of Directors
Current

The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation was created by a group of concerned Americans who wished to assist the survivors and dependents of CIA officers who died in the line of duty. The Foundation was established in December 2001 to provide educational support to the children of CIA officers killed in the line of duty. In May 2006, the Foundation's Board of Directors voted to expand its mission to include providing educational support to the spouses of CIA officers killed in the line of duty, and the children and spouses of officers who die on active duty as a result of accident, illness or other causes.

Member, the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age
Current

Advances in information technology present enormous opportunities to improve people’s lives. Markle works to realize the potential of information technology to address previously intractable public problems, for the health and security of all Americans. Overview John and Mary R. Markle established the Markle Foundation in 1927 "to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge among people of the United States, and to promote the general good of mankind." Markle’s mission has evolved over the years. Markle led the expansion of talent in academic medicine from 1934 to 1969. It shifted at that point to developing and using communication and information to enhance lifelong learning and to promote an informed citizenry. In 1998, Markle President Zoë Baird and the Board of Directors redirected the foundation to focus on harnessing emerging technologies to improve the lives of all Americans. Early in Ms. Baird’s tenure, Markle initiated collaborations to expand access to the Internet in developing countries and worked to ensure public representation in global Internet governance processes. Markle has worked over the last decade in the areas of National Security and Health. Markle’s work has helped strengthen national security by improving how the federal government shares information and better health and health care by improving how medical professionals and consumers communicate. These major reforms were embodied in sweeping national security and health care law. Additional Information on Markle’s Work in Health | Additional Information on Markle’s Work in National Security Markle is currently working on a new initiative to set our country on a path to build the American Dream for a new era by leveraging technology and advancing public and private leadership and individual action. Additional Information on Markle’s New Initiative

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Education For Employment’s (EFE) mission is to create economic opportunity for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by providing world-class professional and technical training that leads directly to jobs and entrepreneurship support. It is an affiliated network of locally-run non-profit organizations in MENA that provides youth with training in vocational and professional skills in high demand by the local labor market, and connects graduates to jobs.

General Counsel, Board of Trustees
Current
Member, Legal Policy Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation. The Defense Department manages an inventory of installations and facilities to keep Americans safe. The Department’s physical plant is huge by any standard, consisting of more than several hundred thousand individual buildings and structures located at more than 5,000 different locations or sites. When all sites are added together, the Department of Defense utilizes over 30 million acres of land.

Member, External Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2010

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1 - $499
2005

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1 - $499
2003

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Political Donations
$1,000
2018

Senator from Virginia

Transactions
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Leonardo SpA purchases DRS Technologies, Inc.

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CGI Group, Inc. purchases American Management Systems, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, National Security
2012
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, National Security
2011
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, National Security