Andrew H. Barbour Senior Vice President
Andrew Barbour joined The Smith-Free Group in December of 2008, after seven years as the lead Democrat at The Financial Services Roundtable.
At The Roundtable, Andrew worked on issues before Congress and the Executive Branch in the areas of insurance, technology, intellectual property and international affairs. He was the head lobbyist in charge of The Roundtable's successful efforts to pass landmark legislation including The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act and The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (and its successor). He also directed Roundtable activities on regulatory restructuring for the insurance sector and other industry priorities including patent reform. Andrew has served as the principle liaison to several of the Roundtable's policy development groups including the Optional Federal Insurance Charter Working Group, the Intellectual Property Working Group and the Global Issues Working Group. In addition, he led the Committee on Business and the Economy, a CEO-level committee charged with developing overall association policy by The Roundtable's Board of Directors.
Previously, he served in the Clinton Administration as the Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs. As such, Andrew was an advisor to Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky on legislative matters, including the Trade and Development Act of 2000 and China PNTR.
Before his service at USTR, Andrew was the Manager for Public Relations for Gap Inc. - a branded apparel company headquartered in San Francisco, California - and was the Manager for Government Affairs at the Grocery Manufacturers of America.
Andrew worked on Capitol Hill for The Honorable William D. Ford (D-MI) and The Honorable Bart Stupak (D-MI).
Andrew lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Meredith and his son Jack.