Russell D. Smoldon, CEO B3 Strategies

Russell D. Smoldon CEO, B3 Strategies

P: 602-262-5850
F: 602-495-2697
L: Phoenix

B3 Strategies Chief Executive Officer, Russell D. Smoldon, has over 30 years of public policy experience focused on energy, water, taxation, environmental, health care and economic development issues. The relationships he has with government officials, legislators and the business community in Arizona, across the country and at the federal level in Washington, D.C. are extensive.

A former legislative assistant to Congressman Thomas S. Foley, Mr. Smoldon has been involved with nearly every public policy issue affecting Arizona over the past 25 years in his role as Manager of Government Relations with Salt River Project (SRP) in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to joining SRP, he served as the government relations representative for Idaho and Montana with Spokane, Washington-based Avista Corporation. In 2014, Mr. Smoldon was honored by the Greater Phoenix Urban League with the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, Individual Honoree, which recognizes an individual who exhibits genuine concern for the community in promoting and celebrating diversity, racial harmony, and social and economic equality.

Mr. Smoldon has a personal passion for public policy, economics and American history. He is a prolific reader and golfer. Mr. Smolden is married to Michelle January and his son, Nick, recently graduated from Gonzaga University.

* Mr. Smoldon is not admitted to practice law or provide legal advice or services.



  • Emcee, “The Best of the Capitol,” Arizona Capitol Times Event (2013, 2010)

Professional Affiliations

  • B3 Strategies
    Member, Board of Managers, 2013-present
  • Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA)
    Member, 2010-present
  • Westerm Business Roundtable
    Member, 2010-present
  • Greater Phoenix Urban League
    Member, 2010-present
  • American Legislative Exchange Council
    Member, 2010-present
  • National Conference of State Legislators' Advisory Council on Energy and National Tax Partnership
  • Arizona Supreme Court's Child Support Guidelines
    Member, 2010-present
  • Arizona Highway Users' Association
    Member, 2010-present


  • B.S., Gonzaga University, Political Science, History