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RTA Strategy Welcomes Former GA State Representative Vance Smith

Roswell, Georgia – RTA Strategy Welcomes Former GA State Representative Vance Smith

May 22, 2014

RTA Strategy [Solutions Powered by R Thompson Associates], a Georgia political management group, welcomes the addition of former Georgia State Representative and former Department of Transportation Commissioner, Vance Smith, Jr. to its team. Smith joins Rick Thompson, Jason Boles and former Dean of the State Senate, retired Board of Regent George Hooks.

“Vance was an effective lawmaker and influential DOT Commissioner,” says Rick Thompson, RTA’s Founder and CEO. “I have had the honor of knowing Vance as both a lawmaker and successful businessman. More recently our firm managed Vance’s disclosure reporting while he led in business development for engineering stalwart CH2M Hill. Vance brings a lot of expertise to our firm in transportation and construction. His economic development insight will play a significant role,” Thompson adds.

Vance Smith, Jr., a lifelong 3rd generation Georgian from Pine Mountain spent 17 years in the Georgia General Assembly as a State Representative for the 129th District. During his tenure he rose to Chairman for House Transportation, served as a member of Appropriations, a member of Economic Development & Tourism and, in 2006/2007, Floor Leader for then Governor Sonny Perdue. Prior to being elected to the General Assembly, Smith was the elected Chairman for the Harris County Board of Commissioners. In the private sector Vance runs a construction consulting business built on experience having led his family-owned construction and earth moving business in South Georgia where it developed properties for more than 57 years.

RTA’s George Hooks welcomed Smith aboard. “Vance and I served many of the same constituents over the years. We enjoyed a productive relationship working for Georgia. Vance’s influence and understanding of transportation is unmatched. It is wonderful to again work with my dear friend.”

“Vance’s experience compliments George’s. Each has a wealth of knowledge for government operations in Georgia and the unique industries where both have been successful entrepreneurs. It’s great momentum as we build a more robust government relations footprint,” adds RTA’s Chief Strategist, Jason Boles.

Organized in 2009, RTA Strategy is a political management group led by Rick Thompson and Jason Boles providing a broad scope of strategic government relation services to Corporations, Campaigns, Lobbyist, PACs and Candidates.

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