Skyline Policy Risk Group is a research and strategic advisory firm backed by more than 40 combined years of experience in research and public policy. We focus on transportation and technology policy, emphasizing freight logistics and infrastructure.
We see substantial growth in this space over the next 20 years, and great opportunities for companies. However, the vagaries of regulation, legislation, and technological development will make and break winners and losers. Skyline will track key policy developments and communicate predictively on the likely effects.
Our talent stack includes a "high and low" approach. We will read and vet the 1,000-page documents that emerge with regularity from Congress and the regulatory agencies, and provide usable, readable distillations of same. At the same time, we will provide detailed political and policy analysis that will inform strategic thinking for market actors.
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Loren A. Smith, Jr. is the President of Skyline Policy Risk Group.
From 2017-2021, Loren worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation, rising to be Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy. There, his work included serving as DOT's Chief Environmental Review Permitting Officer; chair of the management team for the ROUTES Initiative on rural transportation; policy lead on accessibility for persons with disabilities; and member of the task force on regulatory reform, including leading efforts on supersonic aviation. During the 2016-2017 presidential transition, he was the landing team leader for the U.S. Department of Labor.
From 2009-2016, Loren was an analyst for Capital Alpha Partners, a DC-based research firm that studies public policy for investors. He specialized in transportation policy, particularly relating to autos and infrastructure, and published more than 500 research notes.
Loren previously served at the U.S. Department of Labor and as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. Before that, he worked for several public-policy-focused non-profit organizations. He is a graduate of Boston College, and lives in Virginia with his wife and their nine fantastic children.