Sydney Smith is a communications strategist at Byrum & Fisk. She joined the firm in 2020, bringing a wide range of experience in storytelling, social media, local government, real estate and business. Smith is an award-winning journalist and was most recently the real estate/economic development reporter at MiBiz, where she covered commercial real estate in West Michigan. Smith has worked at newspapers around the state, covering crime/courts, local government and business, among other topics. She has experience in print and online and has managed a variety of social media pages and websites. Smith earned first place in public service journalism from the Associated Press. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.