Terrance Smith joined the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins, after recently serving the City of Mobile as their Innovation Director. There he led an innovation team that has drawn local praise and national accolades for deploying innovative approaches to improving quality of life for residents. He is the founding director of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Initiatives, which now houses the Mobile Innovation Team and Datacenter and was appointed to the Leadership Alabama Commission on Race and Equity.
Terrance is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and, as a native of Mobile, has deep-rooted connections to Mobile County and the surrounding area. He pours himself into fostering community growth by mentoring local youth, serving as a board member to several organizations, and building relationships with local, national, and global leaders to help blur the line between officials and the people that they serve. He lives by the motto: “Make Mistakes, Make Improvements, Never Make Excuses!”