Commission Members

Celeste Smith

Celeste Smith

Celeste Smith (she/her) has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as Vice President with J.P. Morgan Private Bank where she advised high net worth and institutional clients on wealth management strategies. Celeste also worked closely with internal partners to engage key stakeholders on issues impacting women and communities of color in an effort to raise awareness and form collaborations to advance change. 

Celeste currently works as a consultant where she partners with other professional Advisors to curate, convene and engage a multi-billion dollar network of thought leaders, corporations, foundations, government agencies, nonprofits, philanthropists, impact investors and social innovation practitioners to form public/private partnerships across multiple sectors in an effort to advance economic development for historically marginalized communities. 

Celeste is a former Board Member of The New York Women’s Foundation where she served on the Corporate Leadership, Development and Grants Advisory Committees.

Celeste has a B.S. Degree in Business from Michigan State University, holds multiple securities licenses and is an Executive Fellow of the Ascent Leadership Institute at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.