Veronica A. Smith is the Managing Principal, and Founder of Impact Brands Inc. (IBI), a project management and strategic consulting firm committed to tackling the most complex challenges surrounding housing, community, and economic development. IBI has partnered with High View Strategies to support real estate development projects and provide process support from project concept to completion. With Veronica’s two decades of experience in economic development, this partnership will help clients make calculated, informed, and strategic decisions to move their projects forward. Veronica has served as senior project manager for both city and county economic development agencies, as well as commissioner for the City of West Sacramento Economic Development and Housing Commission.
In addition to her professional pursuit for community impact, Veronica volunteers her time to serve on a number of boards supporting organizations and foundations that empower and educate underrepresented individuals. She is the founder of Dress for Success Sacramento, an organization that empowers women and girls toachieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. She is currently on the Board of Directors for The Darius Turner Foundation, which utilizes sports to teach life skills and disciplines to at-risk kids. She has also been involved with startup launch programs for entrepreneurs, as well as Code for Hood, a non-profit that introduces youth to careers in technology through events, training and certification programs.