Aimee Monroy Smith named director of government relations for The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Aimee Monroy Smith, a government affairs professional with a background in legislative and grassroots advocacy for nonprofit organizations, is the new director of government relations for The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine.

Smith, a resident of Westport, Conn., joins the Laboratory from Pitney Bowes, Inc., in Stamford, Conn., where she was manager of government and regulatory affairs and focused on state legislative and global public policy issues.

In her new role, Smith will build and maintain the Laboratory’s relationships with government officials and civic leaders on the federal, state and local levels. She will also serve as the institution’s liaison to civic organizations and trade groups and represent JAX to communities across the state.

“I am excited to be joining the dynamic, world-class team at The Jackson Laboratory,” Smith says. “It is wonderful for Connecticut to have such a valuable bioscience resource. I look forward to sharing the Institute's evolving story and successes with elected officials and communities around the state.”

Before joining Pitney Bowes, Smith worked for the American Cancer Society in Meriden, Conn., where she rose to director of government relations and advocacy. Her previous experience includes advocacy and public affairs positions at Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association in Jackson Heights, N.Y., the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Conn., and Homes for the Homeless/Institute for Children & Poverty in New York, N.Y.

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island, and a master’s degree in public policy from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.