A network of social service agencies and transportation services

2019 Speaker: Jeffrey Smythe

Lessons in Leadership

Concurrent – Option B
Thursday, June 13, 11 a.m.


Jeffrey Smythe

Executive Director

HOPE Atlanta

Jeffrey Smythe has dedicated his career to serving human services organizations that make a transformative impact on those they serve.  He became the executive director for HOPE Atlanta in December 2018, a 119-year-old organization that provides a comprehensive approach to helping more than 7,700 individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

For more than 13 years, Jeff served as the executive director for Meals On Wheels Atlanta. During his tenure, the organization was able to triple in both the numbers of seniors served and in the annual revenues raised, also expanding services to surrounding counties. 

During his career, Jeff also served in leadership positions for Lutheran Services of Georgia, C5 Youth Foundation, EARTH University Foundation, Meals On Wheels America, and Open Hand Atlanta.

He completed his Master’s in Public Administration from Georgia State University and his bachelor’s in psychology and developing world history from the University of Colorado.