On October 19th, 2018, the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy Executive Advisory Board elected Gail Smith as the new Chair. She succeeds Genoveva Arellano, who served as Chair since 2016, and who will remain on the board. The board also voted to name the journal’s founder and recently retired board member, Henry Ramos, as Founder and Emeritus Board Member. The entire student staff congratulates Gail and looks forward to continue working together with the Board to advance the Journal’s mission.
In her role as Managing Director of Impacto Latin News, Gail Smith brings thorough knowledge of successfully managing and growing a media company in a turbulent media environment. She also brings extensive knowledge of community relations, multicultural marketing, media and public relations. She is highly experienced in sustainability, global marketing strategy, brand development, strategic planning having spent 20 years in senior level corporate international positions in a variety of industries and supporting their marketing and planning operations. Ms. Smith started her career in financial management at The Coca-Cola Company. She then held several executive marketing positions supporting international operations. Ms. Smith also held various executive positions at General Motors (GM). Ms. Smith was awarded a Fellowship by Harvard University to further postgraduate studies in Economics at their Salzburg, Austria program. She holds a Master of Accountancy degree from Houston Baptist University and a BS in Marketing from California State University, Northridge.
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