Curry Smith serves as the first-ever Director of Development for HeadCount. Curry has spent the past decade of his career working in the nonprofit field in New Orleans, previously having held positions with organizations dedicated to community service, civic engagement, economic development, and entrepreneur support.
Prior to joining the team, Curry worked as Director of External Affairs and Government Relations with The Idea Village, and he served as Executive Director of the Young Leadership Council (YLC). Before those positions, Curry worked for several years at Greater New Orleans, Inc. and began his career at Peter A. Mayer Advertising.
Curry was appointed in 2014 by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to serve as a Co-Chair of the Community Engagement Committee for the City’s 2018 Tricentennial Commission. Curry is a 2015 graduate of the Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute and a 2018 fellow in the Loyola Institute of Politics. He is also a board member for the Tulane Alumni Association, as well as an alumnus, founding member, and current board member for Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans.
An avid sports fan, Curry has been a ticket holder for the New Orleans Pelicans since the 2007-08 season. On most mornings, you can find him running along the streets of his neighborhood; on most evenings, you can find him enjoying some form of carbohydrates. He’s never met a bread he didn’t like (hence, the early morning running).
A native of Lafayette, La., he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from the Murphy Institute at Tulane University in 2007.