President – CEO





G. WAYNE SMITH, founder and President of THEPOTOMACGROUP, draws on more than three decades of Washington experience to help clients meet their objectives.

Smith’s policy background includes work as a subcommittee staff director and chief of staff in both the House and Senate. During that time, the subcommittee chairman for whom he worked was nationally recognized as “the most productive Member of both Houses of Congress.” This acknowledgment recognized the member’s (and staff’s) ability to get bills signed into law. This prolific legislative activity provided Smith with a solid knowledge of the legislative processes in the House, the Senate and the all-important conferences which resolve differences between the two legislative bodies.

He also has a track record of success and accomplishments in the international arena as a problem solver and facilitator. Smith also managed political campaigns and a national campaign organization.

Taken together, these experiences have resulted in a comprehensive network of former associates and professional contacts in some of Washington’s most critical decision-making institutions.