Michael D. Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Michael D. Smith is the eighth CEO of AmeriCorps, the federal agency dedicated to improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement through service and volunteering. He was nominated by President Biden and confirmed by the United States Senate in 2021.
Smith has dedicated his career to social justice and public service in underserved communities like those where he grew up. Most recently, he served as executive director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and director of Youth Opportunity Programs at the Obama Foundation. Smith is a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity and a member of Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s Alumni Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed by the organization. Prior to his government service, he served on the board of directors of Results for America, Venture Philanthropy Partners, Public Allies, Idealist.org and Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Marymount University, Va., and resides in Springfield, Va.