Chair, Economic Development Committee
Charlene Smith received her B.A. from McGill University (Montreal) and completed all course work in the M.B.A. Arts Administration program at Golden Gate University (San Francisco). Since 1985, she has worked with a variety of Bay Area non-profit organizations, including: San Francisco Ballet, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Stern Grove Festival, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, and Oakland Asian Cultural Center. She has also taught workshops on various aspects of grant writing and fundraising and has on boards of numerous local organizations. Ms. Smith currently works for East Bay Center for the Performing Arts as Senior Development Officer and serves as chair of the Economic Development Committee.