Ally Smith

Director of Development and Marketing

With over 12 years’ experience working on all aspects of communications and philanthropic initiatives — from celebrity publicity to nonprofits to startups — the majority of Ally’s career was spent working at nonprofit buildOn where she held the roles of Global Director of Communications and Development Director of Detroit. During her tenure, Ally built proactive relationships to generate media coverage, secured strategic fundraising partnerships, and helped to raise the profile of the company through innovative cause-marketing efforts.

Alex holds a B.A. degree from Roger Williams University. She is a native New Yorker living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her fiancé, two rescue pups, and a cat named Tom Hanks.