Patty Smith joined FGS Global in June 2023 as a Partner in FGS Global’s Strategic Communications Division.
Led global corporate comms for Amazon from 2000-2009, and later for IMDb. Held comms leadership positions at the Robin Hood Foundation in NYC, the World Surf League in Santa Monica, and Powell Tate in NYC and D.C.
Patty loves visiting new cities to see live music. An avid traveler, her favorite destinations include Iceland and South Africa. Urban hiker, maker of reservations, apple pie chef.
Based in Washington, D.C., Patty Smith has more than 25 years of experience helping companies and C-suite executives build, protect and enhance their corporate reputations.
Patty worked at Amazon for more than 11 years during periods of explosive organic growth and acquisition. She managed teams throughout Europe and Asia and worked closely with Amazon’s legal and financial leadership on First Amendment issues, litigation support, internet security, consumer privacy and quarterly earnings.
While at the World Surf League in Santa Monica, Patty developed corporate initiatives designed to elevate the profile of the WSL and key executives beyond the sports pages, and successfully launched their first philanthropic effort dedicated to supporting ocean health, in partnership with Columbia University.
Before heading west, Patty was Managing Director of Marketing & Communications for the Robin Hood Foundation, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization. She oversaw the 18-month production of a 60 Minutes feature on Robin Hood, achieving the goal of broadening national awareness of the charity’s unique approach to fighting poverty, and co-managed global media for 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief, held at Madison Square Garden. The benefit concert raised more than $60 million, every penny of which went to help individuals and communities rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.
Patty is a graduate of Georgetown University where she earned her BA in American Government and was selected as a Young Leader by the American Council on Germany.