Kevin Smith is the Chief Financial Officer at United Way of the National Capital Area. He is responsible for providing strong financial leadership and prudent fiscal stewardship; promoting a culture of customer service and collaboration with internal staff and external constituents; and advising senior leadership and the Board of Directors on plans to achieve United Way NCA’s goals and objectives.
Kevin brings to United Way NCA more than 20 years of successful finance, accounting, grant-making, procurement, information systems, facilities, and human resources management experience in the non-profit, financial services and real estate industries. Kevin is a graduate of University of Maryland and received his Master of Business Administration degree from American University.
Prior to joining United Way NCA, Kevin was the Vice President, Finance for Pew Charitable Trusts. Under his leadership, Pew established a robust financial operation at its DC headquarters; upgraded its financial management systems and reporting capabilities; streamlined and standardized its policies, processes and structure; and promoted a culture of customer service, collaboration, teamwork and fiscal stewardship.
Before joining Pew, Kevin was the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Fannie Mae Foundation. Kevin has held key finance positions with businesses that include The Rouse Company, Sun Oil Company and Coopers & Lybrand, where he became a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a long-standing board member and treasurer for several of National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) non-profit affiliates.