Director of Programming, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps – Southern Region
Rich Smith has served as Deputy Region Director for Programming for the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, Southern Region, since January 2009. Rich is responsible for overseeing the development of NCCC (pronounced N-triple-C) service projects in the 11-state region (which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia), as well as implementing the national training and member-development program. Prior to this position, Rich coordinated NCCC’s national response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, placing up to 56 teams at one time at service sites across the Gulf Coast.
Rich served as an NCCC member and Team Leader from 1998 to 2000, holding several AmeriCorps staff positions ever since.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from the State University of New York College at Brockport.
Rich grew up in Rochester, New York, but now resides in Vicksburg, Mississippi, with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Carrie.