Vice President, Creative Development and Inclusive Strategies
Walt Disney Imagineering and Parks and Resorts
Board Trustee since 1985
Carmen Smith is the Vice President of Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering. Ms. Smith is responsible for developing a diverse pipeline of product and people to enhance Imagineering’s consultant talent and its creative processes. Prior to joining Disney Theme Parks and Resorts World-Wide, she served as the Vice President of the Talent Development Programs for the Disney/ABC Television Group.
Ms. Smith was selected as the ABC, Inc. Black Achiever in Industry for 2000 and received the 2005 Theresa’s Haven Award from the Family Support Systems Transitional Housing Services of New York for improving the quality of life for homeless families in New York. Ms. Smith was also listed in 2009 Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Executive Leaders and the 2011 Uptown Professional Magazines Top 100 Executives in America.
Ms. Smith graduated from Hunter College with a degree in communication arts. She also holds a Master of Public Administration, International Administration and Development from New York University and completed the Simmons Graduate School of Management Certificate Program for Developing Managers and the Harvard University Women and Power Executive Education Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2007, Ms. Smith received an Honorary Doctorate from the Metropolitan College of New York.