Loren A. Smith Jr. is the president of Skyline Policy Risk Group. From 2017 to 2021, he worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy. There, his work included serving as DOT’s chief environmental review permitting officer and as a member of the task force on regulatory reform, covering everything from trucking hours of service to supersonic aviation. From 2009 to 2016, he was an analyst for Capital Alpha Partners, a Washington-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.