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Jo Smith

President and Chief Operating Officer, College Summit


As President and Chief Operating Officer of College Summit, Jo is leading the transformation of their operations to ensure long term sustainability and scalability. Since joining College Summit in 2005, she has created an IT and operational infrastructure that has supported the growth of the organization from 5000 students to over 50,000 and expansion in 13 states. She has directed and managed over $10M of Deloitte pro bono consulting on capacity building projects in support of program and operations, including the design and implementation of breakthrough measurement tools setting the standard for national efforts. Prior to joining College Summit, she has a long and broad background in technology and business operations, including support, development, business analysis and management roles at telecommunications providers, including MCI, Ionica PLC and UUNET. Jo is an Honors Graduate of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Technology Management from The Open University, UK.