Gillian Smith

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 it serves.

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.

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