Our Team

Kristin Smith

Executive Director

Kristin runs the Blockchain Association, where she leads the crypto industry’s development of a strategic roadmap for public policy. She is an experienced policy professional, with senior-level experience in both House and Senate offices as well as private sector experience advocating for companies in the telecommunications, Internet, and other tech-focused industries. Kristin holds an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a graduate degree from Georgetown University.

Jacob Hample

Senior Manager, Public Policy

Jacob is the Blockchain Association’s primary face on Capitol Hill, where he educates Members of Congress and their staff on the regulatory challenges facing the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Prior to joining the association, Jacob worked for a lobbying firm as well as progressive politicians in Georgia, Missouri, the United Kingdom, and Washington, DC. Jacob received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, where he double-majored in Economics and Political Science and minored in History. 

Miller Whitehouse-Levine

Manager, Industry Relations

Miller leads the association’s industry outreach efforts and coalition partnerships. Prior to joining the association, Miller was a public policy associate at Goldstein Policy Solutions and has worked at Holland & Knight, the Office of the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, the American Enterprise Institute, and McDonald’s. He earned a B.S. in international politics and a minor in Mandarin Chinese from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

Graham Newhall

Communications Advisor

Graham is the communication advisor to the Blockchain Association. He is responsible for designing and executing a national media and communication strategy to support the public policy goals of the Blockchain Association.

AnnMarie Brockhouse

Executive Assistant

AnnMarie Brockhouse is the executive assistant for the Blockchain Association. She brings over two decades of management and c-suite experience including extensive expertise in client services, operations, administration, human resources, and organizational development. AnnMarie’s goal is to be a strategic partner, trusted confidant, and professional problem solver for her team.

Lon Goldstein

Public Policy Advisor

Lon Goldstein is President of Goldstein Policy Solutions and has over 20 years of professional experience in public policy. Lon has worked in leadership positions in the financial services and telecommunications industries. Lon served as Senior Vice President, Government Relations at CIT and held a senior position in the Washington office of Merrill Lynch, where he helped manage the firm’s response to the 2008 financial crisis. ​On Capitol Hill, Lon worked as a policy advisor to Congressman Dick Zimmer (R-NJ). He received a BA from Lehigh University and an M.Phil from Glasgow University.

Alex Allaire


Alex has been interning at the Blockchain Association for the Summer and Fall. In addition, he currently is studying political science at American University in Washington, DC. Alex got into crypto in 2013, investing in BTC and then ETH. He also runs a startup non-profit organization focusing on blockchain technologies’ national security implications.

Lindsey Kelleher


Lindsey is interning at the Blockchain Association for the Fall. She joins the association after participating in Teach for America in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Prior to TFA, Lindsey attended Princeton University where she studied History and Spanish and was the team captain of the Varsity Women’s Water Polo Team.

Our Board

Stu Alderoty

General Counsel

Marvin Ammori

General Counsel

Joe Eagan


Graham Harper

Head of Public Policy and Market Structure

Josh Hawkins

SVP, Global Corporate Communications

Josh Mendelsohn

Managing Partner

Mark Murphy

Chief Operating Officer