Jo Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer

As President and COO, Jo is leading the transformation of PeerForward operations to ensure long term sustainability and scalability. Since joining PeerForward in 2005, she has created an IT infrastructure that has supported the growth of the organization and directed and managed over $10 million 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 PeerForward, she had a long and broad background in technology, 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.

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