Loren A. Smith, Jr. is the president of Skyline Policy Risk Group, a consulting firm working on the supply chain, infrastructure, and technology. From 2017 to 2021, he helped lead the Policy office at the U.S. Department of Transportation and has also served at the U.S. Department of Labor and as a Congressional staffer. His private sector experience also includes eight years as an investor research analyst, in which capacity he published more than 500 research notes on various topics.