Jim Smith’s record of proven results rests on his extensive experience in journalism, marketing, public affairs, corporate and strategic communications, coupled with his deep commitment to building trust and reputation for clients.
A respected communicator, Jim began his career as a writer and columnist for The Saratogian, eventually working as the business editor of The Record. His other previous positions have been for organizations including Albany Medical Center, Special Olympics New York, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and, most recently, serving as VP at a full-service strategic communications and public affairs firm located in Albany, working with a broad range of high-profile clients, including those in the public protection, education, energy and business sectors.
Jim helps Baker PR clients to establish greater credibility by positioning them as thought leaders before target audiences. He creates creative communications campaigns that help drive the needle forward, bringing ease to clients’ marketing and public relations concerns so they can focus more time on their respective practices. Jim’s in-house responsibilities include managing internal communications, day-to-day client work, staff development, business development initiatives and more.
Jim earned his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the State University of New York, Regents College and currently resides in East Greenbush.