Rob Smith

Rob Smith

Managing Director, Mercury
Washington, D.C.

Robert L. Smith, II is the managing director at Mercury, a leading public strategy firm. Previously he served as one of Venable's top senior legislative advisors, representing and advising a diverse lobbying client base. A veteran of Capitol Hill, Smith draws on his extensive experience to assist his clients in all aspects of federal advocacy. In addition to advocating for his clients before the legislative and executive branches, Smith often assists his clients with navigating requirements to, among other things, obtain federal funding or sell their products to federal agencies. Smith is politically active and serves on the steering and finance committees for many federally elected officials. He is a member of Congressional Country Club and Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland; Calusa Pines Golf Club in Florida; and Old Waverly Golf Club in Mississippi.

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