Doug Smith is a fourth generation Arizonan with a 30 year background of managing corporate and real estate lending – focused on structured finance transactions, Debtor-In-Possession bankruptcy restructuring, and distressed loan portfolio acquisitions. Prior to this private sector experience, Mr. Smith worked for Congressman John Rhodes, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., during the Carter and Reagan administrations. In this capacity, Mr. Smith managed Congressman Rhodes’ legislative agenda on the House Rules Committee, which included work on a task force charged with reforming the congressional budget process. He also worked on legislation funding the Central Arizona Project and settlement of water rights disputes between Arizona and various native tribal governments. Mr. Smith has co-authored with Congressman Rhodes an article on developing a national water policy which was published in the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation.
Mr. Smith is a current member of the Arizona Board for Bankers Trust Company; a current member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce; a past member of the Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Committee, which allocates funding projects under the federal block grant development program; and past member of the Arizona Republican Party Finance Committee.