Barbara Smith Campbell


Barbara Smith Campbell joined The Ferraro Group as Principal in February 2015. Ms. Campbell’s responsibilities at the firm include overseeing state taxation and regulatory affairs issues for the firm’s broad base of clients. Prior to joining the firm Ms. Campbell was Principal of Consensus LLC, a consulting firm providing strategic tax planning for businesses located or planning to locate in the State of Nevada. Preceding the formation of Consensus LLC, Ms. Campbell served as the Chairman of the Board of the Nevada Tax Commission and concurrently, Vice President of Finance for MGM Grand Resorts Development, a subsidiary of MGM Mirage. Prior to its merger with MGM Mirage in 2005, Ms. Campbell was Director of Finance for Mandalay Development.

Under the business brand of Consensus, Ms. Campbell has represented Apple Inc., Boyd Gaming, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck, Employers Insurance, Harrah’s Operating Group, Lionel Sawyer and Collings, Fulbright and Jaworski, MGM City Center, McDonald Carano Wilson, Molasky Group of Companies, Nevada Certified Court Reporters Board, Nevada Mining Association, Nevada Golf Course Owners Assn., Reno Tahoe Airport Authority, Rice Silbey Reuther Sullivan, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Whittier Trust Company of Nevada.

Ms. Campbell’s 20 years of experience on the tax commission give her a unique insight into Nevada taxation procedures, experience that she uses to help companies implement proper administration of tax law and gauge the impact of tax legislation, tax regulations and tax initiatives on their business..

From 1991 to 1995 Ms. Campbell was a White House Cabinet Appointee under the President George H. W. Bush administration on the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, where she served as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Ms. Campbell recently served as a Board Member of American Pacific Corporation (Public, NASDAQ:APFC), prior to it being taken private and recently retired as a Trustee of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. She was a gubernatorial appointment to the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange that implemented the Affordable Care Act in Nevada and was its Chairman until February 2015. Past Board positions include Advisory Board Member of AMERCO (Public, NASDAQ:UHAL), parent company of U-Haul International and is immediate past Chairman of the Board of Nevada Taxpayers Association and many other non-profit boards. She currently serves as a member the Community Board of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Campbell attended the University of Santa Clara and the University of Nevada Reno and graduated with a Business Administration degree in Economics.