WASHINGTON, D.C. – Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) announces that Gerry Lamb has joined SMI as a Senior Adviser. Mr. Lamb is widely recognized as one of the leading shipbuilding advocates on Capitol Hill.

“Gerry has broad and respected experience in defense and shipbuilding government relations,” said SMI Chief Operating Officer Bill McCann. “His experience in legislative affairs and his strong partnerships will be a great resource for SMI’s practice. There’s no one in Washington who understands the importance of government shipbuilding better than Gerry.”

“I’m looking forward to working with SMI to support and build the shipbuilding practice,” said Mr. Lamb. “I’m passionate about supporting the shipbuilding industry.”

Prior to joining SMI, Mr. Lamb served as a Director of Government Relations for General Dynamics Corporation for more than three decades. He was the lead Congressional relations advocate for two of three shipbuilding yards and two of ten business units (Bath Iron Works ME and NASSCO CA). Between 2018 and 2019, Mr. Lamb helped account for over $6 billion in new Navy shipbuilding contracts. During his time at General Dynamics, he had lead responsibility for improving tax treatment of Navy shipbuilding contracts, congressional approval of multiyear procurement in Navy shipbuilding, and Congressionally accelerated funding for NASSCO Expeditionary Sea Base ships, among others. Prior to this, Mr. Lamb did Washington operations for Bath Iron Works and Todd Shipyards Corporation and worked for former US Congressman Brian Donnelly (MA).

Mr. Lamb holds an MBA from George Mason University and a BA from Suffolk University.

Founded in 1993, Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) has been the premier choice in Washington for companies, universities, nonprofits, and industry associations seeking enhanced strategies for technology development and enterprise growth. Representing over seventy clients nationwide, SMI combines both lobbying and government affairs support with technical consulting services.