Andrea Smith, MPA, joins the BIAW team as our new Policy and Research Manager in Government Affairs. Andrea is the former Communications & Education Manager for the Building Industry Association of Clark County. Andrea has spent the last five years of her career representing the construction industry in one capacity or another; from advocating for increased aggregate supply in Clark County to coordinating volunteers for Dozer Day Vancouver, Andrea has dedicated her career to protecting and promoting the construction industry. Andrea has also worked for various initiative campaigns in Oregon and Washington, the Washington State Legislature, and the City of Vancouver.
Her Masters’ thesis explored the effectiveness of the Citizen’s Initiative Review process in influencing election outcomes. When not at work, Andrea enjoys taking her two dogs on adventures, hiking trails with waterfalls, and volunteering. She brings strong communications and government affairs skills to our stellar team.