David Smith is the founder and president of DAS Consulting, LLC, a single-member general consulting firm helping businesses and organizations navigate public and political discourse and avoid risk to their bottom lines.
Previously, David served as former Gov. Bill Haslam’s communications director. As an advisor and strategist to the governor, cabinet, senior staff and state departments, he oversaw internal, external and crisis communications and strategy for the administration. Prior to becoming his chief communications executive, David served as Haslam’s press secretary, starting in 2010.
A native Vermonter, David started his career on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and moved west to San Francisco to cover government and politics as a reporter before wisely settling in Tennessee, his wife’s home state.