Geoff Smith was born and raised in Roswell, he is raising his family here in Roswell, and has been a life-long volunteer in our community. He loves this city and is 100% invested in its past, present and future. Over the years he has held leadership positions at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce in Workforce Development, Economic Development and Education.
Smith started as a volunteer firefighter after 9/11, and over the years worked his way up to leadership roles in everything from workforce and economic development, to education and starting a program for at-risk children to help improve their test scores in school. He has head-coached more than 12 youth sports teams in Roswell and sits on the Roswell youth Baseball and Football boards. Smith was recently asked to work on the Advisory Board to North Fulton Regional Hospital as they move further into their ownership under Wellstar. There is a huge network of wonderful volunteer organizations here in Roswell lifting up our community including STAR House, Homestretch, the Drake House, RUMC Jobs Network and North Fulton Community Charities to name a few. He is proud to have been a part of this community.
Smith is a Senior Loan officer with Assurance Financial and writes a weekly column on economic development in the Herald Newspapers. He is a respected member of the metro Atlanta economic development community and hosts a monthly podcast on regional economic development issues. Guests have included the Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Executive Director of the Fulton County Development Authority, the Chair of the State Senate Transportation Committee and the planner and designer of Avalon and The Battery.
Geoff lives with his wife, Brenda, and their two sons Samuel and Charlie and they attend St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church.