21st Century Fox Names Top Lobbyist

Chip Smith becomes executive vice president of public affairs. He will be based in Washington and New York and will oversee the policy offices of the company in the United States, Hong Kong, Brussels and the United Kingdom.

21st Century Fox today named Chip Smith executive vice president, public affairs. Smith, a co-founder and CEO of The Glover Park Group, will oversee global legislative, regulatory and strategic policy matters for the company.

He succeeds Michael Regan, who announced last month that he was stepping down from the post, effective June 30.

Smith will report to Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch. He will be based in Washington and New York and will oversee the policy offices of the company in the United States, Hong Kong, Brussels and the United Kingdom.

Smith co-founded The Glover Park Group in 2001 along with Michael Feldman, Carter Eskew and Joe Lockhart and helped grow the firm from a startup to one of the nation’s most respected strategic communication companies.

Prior to co-founding The Glover Park Group, Smith was a deputy campaign manager and the chief operating officer for Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. As a member of the senior strategic team, Chip designed, built and directed the campaign’s day-to-day operations.

From 1996 to 2000, he was the chief of staff at MCI and an executive director of strategy and communications. There he directed internal and external communications as well as overall messaging to Wall Street, industry analysts, media, regulators, customers, shareholders and employees.

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Before joining MCI, Chip was an EVP at Shrum, Devine & Donilon, a political media and public relations consulting firm.


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