Nita Smith

Director Of Development at Tampa Bay Innovation Center

Nita Smith has an extensive work history in the nonprofit sector, with experience in directing strategic development and fundraising efforts. Currently, they serve as the Director of Development at the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, where they are responsible for establishing fundraising goals, securing financial support, and leading sponsorship acquisition for special events. Previous positions include President/CEO of the United Way of Whatcom County, where they oversaw the organization's operations, and Executive Director of the Friends of the Children - Tampa Chapter, where they successfully launched a new chapter and exceeded revenue expectations for a signature fundraiser. Nita also served as the Director of Development at the Greater Largo Library Foundation, where they developed campaigns and secured sponsorships, and as President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, where they turned around the agency's financial situation and improved its reputation. Earlier in their career, they held various leadership positions at Boys & Girls Clubs organizations, where they achieved fundraising goals, developed partnerships, and expanded programs. Nita Smith has consistently demonstrated their ability to achieve positive outcomes and drive success in nonprofit organizations.

Nita Smith holds a Bachelor's Degree in Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies from Western Washington University. No information about the start and end years of their education is provided.



  • Director Of Development

    February, 2022 - present

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