Our Team

We have various backgrounds in public affairs and communications, but are like-minded in our strong work ethic, strategic prowess and “get it done” attitude.

Jay Smith Partner

​Jay is a partner at Capital Results and oversees the communications division of the company, helping clients from all sectors of the economy achieve their policy and strategic goals. He plays a critical role in developing the overall strategy for the client and helps establish priorities, timelines, metrics and tactics to ensure that progress is constantly being made. He has led successful campaigns for a number of major clients in the areas of strategic communications, coalition development and grassroots advocacy. Jay’s strength is helping organizations use proven public affairs tactics to achieve their public policy goals, as well as finding new, innovative ways to communicate in the ever-changing world of public policy communications. He was featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch for his work assisting United Airlines in being awarded a new route Washington, DC to Beijing, China and in 2010 was named one of Richmond’s Top 40 Under 40. He has been a guest lecturer in public policy communications at Virginia Commonwealth University and at other communications classes around Richmond.

Jay is a leader in the firm’s media relations, public relations and marketing divisions. He has worked on a number of issue advertising campaigns in several states. He helps clients navigate clients’ interactions with reporters, editorial writers and opinion leaders to positively influence media coverage of client issues. Jay is equally comfortable working in front of the camera as he is on background. Utilizing public relations, media relations, grassroots and all forms of advertising he has developed winning campaigns to promote issues, projects and services in a variety of industries, including energy, technology, healthcare and transportation.

Before joining Capital Results, Jay served as Special Assistant to Governor George Allen in the areas of communications, policy and research. Jay continued working for Governor Allen through his statewide political action committee and successful campaign for United States Senate.

Education

Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1996

Virginia Tech, Center for Public Administration and Policy, Master of Public Administration, 1999

Community Involvement

Virginia Public Access Project, Board of Directors (2008-present); Past Chairman, Vice Chairman

Richmond Community ToolBank (2014-present); Vice Chairman

Capital Results

50 Pear Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223

(804) 771-5300

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