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Larry Ellingson, R. Ph.
Stephen H. Smith Strategic Advisor
ADA Chair of the Board 2001-2002

Stephen H. Smith has served as a government relations consultant for the past 44 years, and is currently the President of Capitol Strategies, Inc., a company he created in 1995.  He served as Chair of American Diabetes Association boards at every level of the organization, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Association’s national government relations program in the 1990’s.  He served as the American Diabetes Association’s Chair of the Board 2001 – 2002 and was awarded the Dr. Charles Best Medal and Wendell Mayes Junior Medal for Outstanding Service in the Cause of Diabetes.  He is a co-founder of the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina.  A resident of Spartanburg, South Carolina, he currently serves as President of the Country Club of Spartanburg, and remains active in diabetes issues locally.