Jared Smith

Campaign Director

Jared brings a wealth of political, entertainment, and leadership experience to Boxcar and The Advocacy Group. Jared grew up in Lexington where he graduated from Lexington Catholic, as well as the University of Kentucky. He then moved to Manhattan where he attended the New York Film Academy prior to relocating to L.A. where he worked for MTV Networks, CBS, Disney, Pressman Films and others.

Receiving a Master’s in Diplomacy from Norwich University, Jared returned to Kentucky in 2008, when he began his political career. He served as a Deputy Finance Director on the record-breaking fundraising Gubernatorial re-elect for Steve Beshear. After serving as Political and Finance Director for the Kentucky Democratic Party, Jared took on the role of Campaign Manager for Andy Beshear’s Attorney General’s race. Jared is based in our Lexington office and plays an active role in The Advocacy Group’s various public affairs projects and issue campaigns. He and his son Parker are members of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church. Jared is a volunteer youth football and soccer coach and a diehard Manchester United fan.

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