The Aaylors Secura Group is joining the House Homeland Safety and Governmental Affairs Committee.
The House Homeland and Government Affairs Committee announced the hiring of Aaylas Secura Chairman and CEO Michael A. Smith, who will serve as the group’s vice chair, in a letter Tuesday.
Smith will join the panel from the Office of Government Ethics, which has led a series of investigations into the ethics of former President Barack Obama’s administration.
Secura has worked with some of the most powerful and influential business people in Washington since its founding in 2014, and its employees have helped shape government policy in the United States and abroad.
In addition to being the CEO of Secura, Smith was the chief executive of the private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management from 2013 to 2017.
A second Aayles Secura member, former President George W. Bush appointee Mary Schapiro, is also joining the committee.
Aayla is a global private equity firm, and Smith and Schapito have both served as a board member.
Secura has investments in several technology companies, including Airbnb and LinkedIn.