Chief Marketing Officer of City Year
About Gillian Smith
Marketing executive Gillian Smith brings more than 15 years of
experience to her current position as the chief marketing officer for
City Year, a nonprofit organization that places AmeriCorps members in
high-need schools to support and mentor at-risk students. Gillian Smith
drives all marketing efforts for the organization and has spearheaded a
number of innovative initiatives, including leveraging the
crowd-sourcing power of Twitter to recruit new City Year corps members
and raise the overall profile of the organization within the communities
Gillian Smith earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from Rollins University, where she majored in political science and German. While at the university, she won a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship, which allowed her to study and teach English in Germany for a year. Prior to her current role with City Year, she worked in marketing in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She served as chief marketing officer for Teach for America and as senior director for media and interactive for the Burger King Corporation.
Outside of her work with City Year, Gillian Smith devotes herself to shaping the nation’s next generation of leaders through her role on the advisory board of New Leaders Council Miami.