Herman D. Smith

Herman D. Smith is Founder, President, and CEO of the Management consulting firm; Global Village Interpreters Management Incorporated (GVIMI). Mr. Smith has spent his professional life as a missionary in the public health, non-profit, education, and community service sectors. He is the retired Vice President for Human Resources at the Wildlife Conservation Society. The society’s mission saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, and global conservation. It is based at the Bronx Zoo, and covers all NYC Zoos and the Aquarium.

Among his many activities, Mr. Smith is a current and original board of trustee’s member of the Carlos Lezama Archive and Cultural Center (CLACC-C). He is an advisory board member of the Center for the Women of New York and a recipient of their prestigious 2002 Good Guy Award for his support of their mission in aiding distressed women and victims of domestic violence. Mr. Smith was selected by HHC as a National Association of Public Hospitals Management Fellow in the year 2000. He is a certified Spanish teacher having received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Liberal Arts, and Business from the University of Northern Iowa. He took post Graduate studies in International Comparative Education, and Law. Smith holds multiple professional certificates, and received his Masters degree in International Economic Policy and Advanced Management from Columbia University.