Career Corporate Affairs Leader in the Financial Services, Consumer Goods, Hospitality, and Utility Industries
Craig Smith brings more than 35 years of broad corporate communications leadership experience in the financial services, consumer goods, hospitality, and utility industries. He has an extensive background leading leadership and cultural transformation, post-M&A integration, reputation and crisis management, leadership and employee communications, mainstream and social media engagement, and corporate philanthropy.
At present, Mr. Smith is vice president of brand & communications for Ascensus, the nation’s largest tax-advantaged savings services provider. He previously held corporate communications leadership positions with The Southern Company, InterContinental Hotels and its predecessor companies, Colgate-Palmolive, Bank of America, and T. Rowe Price.
Mr. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in public affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed executive development programs at Emory University and Auburn University.