Carmen Smith is the Senior Vice President of Creative Development – Content, Product and Inclusive Strategies for Disney Parks Experiences Products at Walt Disney Imagineering. Ms. Smith leads a holistic, global strategy and approach to offering more inclusive products and experiences, and expand Disney’s reach, relevance and impact with people around the world. 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.