Gavin P Smith Selected to Join Tribe Partners

Gavin P Smith, a 2013 alumnus of the William and Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business, was recently selected as a new member of Tribe Partners.  Tribe Partners is a new select group of alumni with expertise in specific disciplines that have made themselves available to advise future graduates in their career paths.  Tribe […]

Gavin P Smith Launches New Non-Profit – CivilianExposure.org

Late last week, I was proud to launch a project that I have been working on for quite some time.  A new non-profit named Civilian Exposure will address water contamination issues aboard Camp Lejeune, NC and other military bases around the country.  The effort will promote the extension of VA benefits and health coverage to […]

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Gavin P Smith Featured in WFU Entrepreneurship News

“Smith is a man of many hats and talents, whose enthusiasm and zest for life is truly inspiring.”   I had the pleasure of being interviewed recently by the Wake Forest University Entrepreneurship Center.  The writer asked about my life experiences, challenges and future plans. I was honored to be able to share some entrepreneurial […]

Future In Review (FiRe) Conference

Ranked “the best technology conference in the world” by The Economist, the annual Future in Review Conference takes place every spring with support from Strategic News Service and the Rodel Foundations. SNS/FiRe and the Rodel Foundations rigorously interview FiRe intern candidate finalists, with four chosen to serve as FiRe interns and, more importantly, as “FiRe […]

Gavin P Smith – Meyers-Brigg Assessment

My Type:  ENFJ ENFJs are the benevolent ‘pedagogues’ of humanity. They have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage and/or grand schemes. Many ENFJs have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship. But it’s usually not meant as manipulation — ENFJs generally believe in their […]

Gavin P Smith – Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder

Below are my Signature Themes — my five most dominant themes of talent, ranked in the order revealed by my responses to the Clifton StrengthsFinder. The Clifton StrengthsFinder measures the 34 themes of talent determined by The Gallup Organization as those that most consistently predict outstanding performance. The greater the presence of a theme of […]

Latest W&M Mason School of Business Blog

The word ‘entrepreneurship’ prompts you instantly to think about 1) creativity, 2) finding new ways to serve a customer or need and 3) developing a high tolerance for ambiguity. At the highest levels of today’s fast paced and entrepreneurial real estate world, those three differentiators can make or break you as a global world developer.  […]

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Guest Blogging for Cayman Luxury Property Group

I’m proud to announce that I have been invited to be an ongoing contributor and guest blogger for the Cayman Luxury Property Group in Grand Cayman! Here’s the link to my first guest blog entry. To read my blogs, as well as many of the other entries by this talented group, go to: Cayman Luxury […]

MBA Orientation Keynote Speech – Aug 2012

Subject: Orientation Keynote Date: August 14, 2012 Audience: Incoming William & Mary Mason School of Business Class of 2014 Dean Pulley, Faculty, Staff, and Executive Partners…good evening. Class of 2014 – Welcome to the Mason School of Business! It is both an honor and a privilege to stand before you tonight and welcome you to […]

Accepted: Thunderbird School of Global Management

I am proud to announce my recent admission to the Thunderbird School of Global Management.  At Thunderbird, I will pursue a dual/post-graduate degree to enhance my international business knowledge, awareness, cultural sensitivity and experience.  The degree, which will complement my William & Mary MBA, will be a Master’s of Global Management. Thunderbird is ranked #1 in […]

William & Mary Mason School of Business Media and Entertainment Junto Group

As part of my MBA experience at the College of William & Mary Mason School of Business, we are urged to create junto groups to discuss pressing issues of the day.  The “junto” was common in the early days of the American Republic, with small groups gathering to research and discuss topics of their choice.  […]

William & Mary Mason School of Business Clean Energy Junto Group

William & Mary Mason School of Business Clean Energy Junto Group

As part of my MBA experience at the College of William & Mary Mason School of Business, we are urged to create junto groups to discuss pressing issues of the day.  The “junto” was common in the early days of the American Republic, with small groups gathering to research and discuss topics of their choice.  […]

Wake Forest University – Degree Completed!

After leaving college early to embark on a successful media career, I am proud to announce that I recently returned to my alma mater to complete my undergraduate degree.  I am happy to announce that I have just completed my BA in History at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina!  In addition to studies […]

Fall 2010 Venture Seed Grant Awarded

Just announced!  I am happy to announce that one of my ventures, Island Souvenir Shop, has won a new venture seed grant!  Thanks to this support, we’ll be able to continue to develop this venture to create a new way for island artists to create meaningful art for the masses while helping promote their island […]

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2010 New Venture Seed Grant Winner

New Venture Seed Grants were recently awarded to Wake Forest University students with aspirations to start new social, economic and/or commercial ventures.  The seed grant competition, which requires applicants to submit an outline of the proposed project, encourages entrants to think innovatively about how they can use their disciplinary interests to create value and make a […]

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2010 WFU Summer Management Program

UPDATE 7/21/2010: Not only did I earn a spot in the Summer Management Program and win the overall business simulation, but I also placed in the Top 10 of the class, Passing with Distinction.  In addition to this great honor, I have earned an additional scholarship that can be applied to the MA in Management […]

Gavin P Smith: A Biography

View or Download My Resume My journey began in 1973, born to a modest, middle-income family on one of the beautiful beaches of North Carolina.  I developed my strong character and education by excelling as a top-ten honors student in high school, followed by becoming one of only two persons in the entire school to […]

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Gavin P Smith

Hi, I’m Gavin P. Smith.  Welcome to my virtual portfolio.  Please feel free to explore this site and get to know me!  I look forward to working with you. I am a leader, connector, and value creator. I have always had a global entrepreneurial mindset, long before the label became popular. As a traditional, digital […]