Full Name
Hilary Smith
Job Title
EVP, Corporate Social Responsibility
Speaker Bio
Hilary Smith is the Executive Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility for NBCUniversal. She is responsible for leading NBCUniversal’s global social impact strategy, philanthropic investments, and employee volunteer programs. In this capacity, she also works closely with business leaders throughout the company on important CSR initiatives in each division. Additionally, Smith oversees NBCUniversal’s award-winning public service announcement campaign, The More You Know.

Prior to leading Corporate Social Responsibility, Hilary was the Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications overseeing NBCUniversal’s corporate media relations strategy and serving as a principal corporate spokesperson for the company. She supported all NBCUniversal corporate functions, provided strategic communications counsel to businesses across the portfolio, led employee communications and oversaw the corporate creative agency.

Previously, Smith was Senior Vice President of Communications for USA Network, where she led publicity for the network’s award-winning programming. She also served as the lead spokesperson for the network, managed talent relations, spearheaded awards campaigns and oversaw the press launches of several breakout series - including USA’s award-winning hit, “Mr. Robot.”

Before joining USA, Smith oversaw communications for the NBCUniversal’s digital businesses including Fandango, iVillage and DailyCandy. She worked in NBCUniversal’s advertising sales division, leading consumer and trade marketing for company-wide initiatives such as “Women@NBCU” and “Green is Universal,” which provided themed sponsorships to ad sales partners across the entire portfolio of NBCUniversal brands.

Earlier in her career, as Vice President of Media Relations in Corporate Communications, Smith was instrumental in managing the press for several of NBC’s major business transactions, including the NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment merger, as well as the acquisitions of the television networks Telemundo and Bravo.

Smith joined NBC in its news division as Senior Manager of Public Relations for the award-winning network news magazine “Dateline NBC” and served as the lead publicist for its anchors Jane Pauley and Stone Phillips. Before joining NBCUniversal, Smith was a Press Manager at CBS News, where she oversaw publicity for the news magazine “48 Hours” as well as “CBS News Sunday Morning”.

Before her career in television, Smith worked at Citibank Securities Inc., where she completed the bank’s Management Associate training program and subsequently served as a Manager of Public Relations for the investment banking division.

Smith is a director on the board of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. She is also a member of the national board of Step Up, a non-profit organization which helps under-served teen girls become college-bound and career-focused, as well as a member of the board of The Center for Communications, a non-profit dedicated to bringing diversity to the media industry. Additionally, she serves on the advisory board for the USC Annenberg School Center for Public Relations. She graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and resides in Manhattan.
Hilary Smith