Patrick Smith is Associate Director, Communications and Marketing. He is responsible for conceptualizing and developing Grads of Life’s key marketing initiatives. He also spearheads key communication and branding efforts, while collaborating with team members and key clients to amplify thought leadership content critical to key audiences.
He spent his post-college years working for a non-profit, in collaboration with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, to build and manage programs that expose Opportunity Youth to careers in entrepreneurship. He then spent three years abroad in South Korea where he worked for a government-sponsored program focusing on international education and ESL (English as Second Language) instruction. He graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and received an MBA from Syracuse University.