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Jeannette Smith

Chief of Staff

Jeannette Smith

Previous Government Experience:

  • Senior Account Representative, Rogich-Geissinger Partners (2009-2010)

  • Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant to the President for Advance and Operations, Executive Office of the President, the White House (2007-2009)

  • Administrative Assistant, International Justice Mission (2006-2007)

Jeannette Smith joined The Chertoff Group in 2010 as a Special Assistant where she supports the Group’s Co-founders, Secretary Michael Chertoff and Chad Sweet. Ms. Smith uses her experience from the White House and from small business development to cultivate and maintain internal operation processes, provide scheduling and administrative support, and lead the overall team support for the firm.

Ms. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UCLA and is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration from George Washington University, class of 2013.


“Our principals earned their reputations through direct operational responsibility and demonstrating successful results. By applying that same dedicated ‘hands on’ approach, we are now helping our clients achieve their objectives.”

Michael Chertoff