Judy Smith, crisis management expert and founder of Smith & Company: “I [was] sitting in the Oval, just kickin’ it with the president…‪”‬

July 28, 2020

Judy Smith is the real-life Olivia Pope. Her life and career in crisis management inspired the making of ABC’s hit TV show “Scandal.” And Judy’s real-life clients include some of the most famous celebs, politicians, and Fortune 500 companies in the world. This week, she sat down with us to talk about how she tells it like it is. Even to some of the world’s most powerful people.

In this episode, Judy shares how she started organizing press conferences at age 11 (4:00), why she’s always taken risks (24:58), and whether she actually calls her employees gladiators (29:58).

London Grand Opening

Over the last three decades, Smith & Company’s team of senior-level leadership has worked with some of the world’s most influential and established organizations within business, tech, healthcare, sports, entertainment, government and global affairs. Smith & Company provides unparalleled advice to our clients around the world, operating out of DC, New York City and Los Angeles.

We are thrilled to announce the opening of Smith & Company’s first global office in London, UK. Located in the heart of London, we offer our clients strategic expertise across all sectors. In today’s hyper-connected world, Smith & Company offers expert advice 24/7 to its clients around the world. We build global teams for all clients to ensure we are best positioned to help them achieve their goals and manage any issue they may be facing.

This is an exciting time at Smith & Company and we invite you to learn more about what we are doing to celebrate below.