Gavin Smith
FiRe/Rodel Foundations Intern, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Gavin P. Smith is a traditional, social, and emerging media expert with 20 years of combined professional experience, including over 10 years in broadcast operations, on-air performance, and award-winning programming of radio stations in the Southeast US and the Caribbean.

Gavin's recent media background includes Internet and social media, Web design, marketing, and strategy. In 2006, Gavin launched a solo venture, Gavin Ventures, providing consulting services for over 100 client websites and over 30 online e-commerce startups. Gavin is also co-founder and CTO of IslandSouvenirShop.com, a Caribbean e-commerce clothing company; and co-founder/VP of Technology & New Media for D2Media Partners, a recent Internet radio network startup for the healthcare industry.

With his BA from Wake Forest University and MBA from The College of William & Mary Mason School of Business, Gavin is currently pursuing a Master of Global Management degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Upon graduation in August 2013, Gavin will focus on two projects for launch. He is currently seeking angel investment for a new Caribbean media network that brings together the entrepreneurial ideas, music, and creativity of the entire region. He is also forming a nonprofit entity to raise awareness for leukemia victims exposed for decades to a benzene-contaminated water supply while employed on a North Carolina Marine Corps base.

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