Topics: Advocacy, Public Affairs, The Prosper Group, Bill Smith

The Prosper Group Welcomes Former Pence Chief of Staff as Strategic Advisor

Bill Smith Will Bring Top-Level Client Counseling to the National Digital Public Affairs Firm

Indianapolis, IN – The Prosper Group, a data-focused public affairs firm that develops digital strategies for campaigns, advocacy efforts, trade associations, and causes, announced today that Bill Smith, longtime chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, has joined as a strategic advisor. As senior advisor, Smith will work with The Prosper Group’s leadership to help grow the firm’s expanding public affairs and international political practices.

With more than 35 years of experience, Bill Smith has been integral in shaping both federal and state policy by serving Mr. Pence for more than 15 years as senior advisor and chief of staff in his roles as Indiana Governor and U.S. Congressman (R-IN). Additionally, Bill was also the senior advisor to the House Republican Conference, founding director of the Indiana Family Institute, and chief of staff to Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN). He currently is the founder and CEO of Sextons Creek, and Sextons Creek Productions, Indiana-based government relations and media production companies. Smith will continue in his current roles with the Sexton Creek companies.

Regarding the partnership with Bill Smith, Kristen Luidhardt, President of The Prosper Group said, “Bill is one of the best public policy minds in the country. Adding his expertise to The Prosper Group’s will serve to allow our firm to continue delivering top-notch client service in the public affairs landscape. Bill’s unique experience in the highest levels of government will provide invaluable insight to our firm and clients.”

Bill Smith echoed the sentiment by saying, “The Prosper Group is the most innovative public affairs firm in America. It’s an honor to join such a great team and I know we’ll do fantastic work for our clients. Given The Prosper Group’s rapid growth and respect in the digital and advocacy space, partnering with the firm was natural for me.”

Bill Smith is the recipient of several commendations and awards, including the Indiana National Guard’s Distinguished Service Medal and Indiana’s Sagamore of the Wabash.

He and his wife, Karen, live in Indiana and have five children and twelve grandchildren.


About The Prosper Group

The Prosper Group is an internationally-recognized, award-winning digital marketing agency headquartered in Indianapolis, specializing in online media, strategy, and fundraising for Republican political candidates, advocacy organizations, associations, and non-profits. The Prosper Group's best-in-industry work has been recognized for awards dozens of times by prestigious organizations such as the American Association of Political Consultants and Campaigns & Elections.

The firm has worked in tandem with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Martha McSally, Governor Chris Christie, Governor Scott Walker, Governor Brian Kemp, the National Association of Manufacturers, Fox News, and many other candidates and organizations. 

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