Kristin Smith is a Senior Vice President at Finsbury, specializing in strategic communications, reputation building and public affairs for clients in automotive, education, healthcare and financial services. Prior to joining Finsbury in 2012, she worked for the New York City Comptroller’s Office serving as Special Assistant and Chief of Staff to both the Comptroller and First Deputy Comptroller. She focused on project and relationship management of the City’s five pension funds, contract administration and audit organizations as well as cross-functional projects and budget administration. Prior to the Comptroller’s Office, Kristin worked at Citigroup in Global Community Relations serving as Chief Administrative Officer, responsible for strategic planning, budget and reputation management. She has extensive experience in project management, community relations, government affairs and organizational development. Kristin holds a Master’s of Human Resources and Industrial Relations degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Louis University.