Khalid Smith

Chief Campaign Officer

As Chief Campaign Officer, Khalid joins BMe’s leadership team with responsibility for initiatives that engage, support and activate BMe’s community of community-builders, partner institutions and affiliates. Transformation happens when people are empowered to pursue their purpose at scale. Khalid is an experienced marketing and brand manager, startup founder, community-builder, social entrepreneur, engineer, educator and facilitator that has found his purpose in growing communities that in turn have a multiplying effect on the communities they serve.

Khalid is cofounder of the Academy of Future Health Professionals, a network of parents, students and black medical professionals seeking to create a pipeline of world-class black health professionals improving outcomes for black communities.

Khalid is cofounder and former chief technology officer of Lessoncast Learning, which helps educators, consultants, and teachers’ colleges redesign teacher learning, capture how teachers are applying what they’ve learned and measure the impact on students. Lessoncast uses this authentic assessment process to infuse concrete targets for culturally proficient teaching, anti-racists practices and overall teacher quality into school improvement initiatives, teacher licensure criteria and teachers’ college accreditation plans.

Khalid was the founding education leader for StartupWeekend Education (now a division of TechStars) growing the organization to become the premier experiential education organization teaching technology-fueled entrepreneurship. Khalid built a community of volunteer organizers, education-engaged entrepreneurs, innovative educators, mentors, venture capitalists and foundation partners (Google for Entrepreneurs, Gates Foundation, AWS) in 15 cities in the US, UK and India. From 2011-13 Khalid facilitated the launch and/or brought together the eventual founders of several notable startups, launched innovative teacher tools and empowered several educators to take leadership positions in the world of edtech.

Khalid is a visiting lecturer at the University of Virginia, where he’s part of a pioneering digital humanities program in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Khalid examines the challenges of collaborating and communicating across time and distance and examines the solutions different apps and subsequent complexities they may introduce. Khalid’s course is also the first tuition-free course for descendants of formerly enslaved laborers at the University.

Khalid holds a BS degree from the University of Virginia in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Applied Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Khalid spent his 20’s as an engineer and brand manager for the Procter and Gamble Company, managing the ($800M) Covergirl and Max Factor cosmetics brands.

Khalid has been married to T. Nicole Tucker Smith, CEO and co-founder of Lessoncast Learning for 17 years. They have two amazing children Elijah 14 and Nala 12 and make Baltimore, Maryland home.