Warren A. Smith of Douglasville, Georgia, has been involved with the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless since _____. Smith has more than 20 years of professional experience in domestic and international business and non-profit management and operations, including nine years at Hormel Foods Corporation. He is currently the director of plant operations for Chef Stephen Foods. In 2009, he was elected as a member of Who’s Who’s in American Business for Management.
Smith has also been an avid volunteer for a decade. From 2009-2015, Smith chaired the Disaster Committee of the Savannah Area Chapter, American Red Cross, and was a member of Georgia’s Red Cross State Disaster Consortium. During that same time, Smith was also an advisor to the Savannah Economic Development Authority. He was volunteer lead with Savannah People Helping People Organization that fed approximately 250 people every Sunday in Forsythe Park, and an active board member of African Ascension, which works to improve conditions of countries of people of African descent. He has held volunteer roles with United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Casey Foundation, Campfire for Boys and Girls, the Atlanta Sister Cities Program (Brazil), Habitat for Humanity, and is a volunteer/board member with the Youth Futures Authority in Savannah. Using his professional skills, Smith also helped establish three community organizations: one in northwest Louisiana provides medical care to rural communities; the second organization in southwest Louisiana provides meal delivery services for the elderly; and the third organization helps children in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area obtain dental care.
Smith is a graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU), earning a B.A. degree in International Politics and Law in 1992, a Master’s of Public Administration 1994 and completed two years of doctoral coursework in administration, 1994-96.