Mark Smith is the senior policy advisor at Environmental and Energy Consulting, a full-service lobbying and consulting firm specializing in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. advocacy. The firm has extensive policy knowledge in a wide range of issues, including: adaptation, climate, conservation, energy, oceans, renewable technologies, toxics, transportation and water. Mark specializes in conservation, natural resources and water policy. He also directs EEC’s federal government relations program and strategy for clients. Mark graduated with an M.B.A. from UC Davis Graduate School of Management, and a B.S. in microbiology from UCD.
For the past seven years, I have taught a class at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, which is called “The Business of Politics.” As a guest speaker, Chris Micheli has presented a lecture for several years on lobbying at the State Capitol.