public policy and lobbying

Russell Smoldon CEO B3 Strategies

Today, B3 Strategies has officially launched and we will be providing lobbying services at the local, state, and federal level. I can’t tell you how excited and eager I am to get to work. Whether it be working with current clients or creating relationships with new clients, I look forward to assisting you with any and all of your complex public policy needs.

For those of you who don’t know me, I am Russell Smoldon. I have lived in the Valley for almost 26 years, spending most of my time working for the Salt River Project (SRP). Over the past 25 years at SRP, I was involved in nearly every public policy issue facing Arizona. With this experience, I decided to form B3 Strategies, an affiliate of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Law Firm.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon has a great reputation throughout the legal community and I am thrilled to be here. Since beginning at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, we have created a government relations department and now, with the launching of B3 Strategies, it will only grow stronger. Whatever the public policy issue may be, we have the resources to assist you.

As I mentioned earlier, I have spent a long time working in Arizona public policy. However, my experience does not stop there. I also have immense contacts at the federal level. In fact, I just returned from Washington, D.C. where I have been working to re-establish the State Society of Arizona. This was a great opportunity to meet with our delegation and their staff in a more informal setting.

While I have had great success on the business side of public policy, I also stay heavily involved in my community by serving on many boards and commissions. From my wide range of experiences, I have garnered a wealth of contacts both in the business and non-profit world.

The creation of B3 Strategies has been extremely rewarding. With this newly formed company, I hope to mix the seriousness of public policy with the fun of politics. B3 stands for Brick-By-Brick, and I look forward to building your public policy one brick at a time.