Liz Smith

Co-founder and Chief Executive,

Liz Smith, co-founder and chief executive of EYElliance, has spent the last 11 years working in international development with a focus on inclusive business and increasing access to global markets.

Prior to her work with EYElliance, she spent five years consulting with the UN Office of South-South Cooperation forwarding the work of the Creative Economy for Development Agenda. In 2011, she joined VisionSpring as director of business development where she and VisionSpring’s founder, Jordan Kassalow, began their initial exploration of the viability of a cross sector collaboration to close the gap in access to eyeglasses on a global scale.

Smith graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Environmental Studies, is a member of the Explorers Club, and is a two time National Geographic Society grant recipient for her work documenting endangered song.