David B. Smith, Treasurer

David Smith Jr. joined the board in 2013. He is chair of the Finance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee, Facilities Master Planning Committee, and Investment Advisory Committee.

Dave clerked for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit immediately following law school, was an associate at Shea & Gardner, spent almost ten years at the SEC (where, among other positions, he served as an assistant general counsel in the Legal Policy Group and as an associate director in the Division of Investment Management) and is currently the executive vice president and general counsel of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum. Dave also serves on the boards of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., and the Northern Trust Corporation and is a trustee at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA and at Carleton College. He served on the board of the Green Acres School from 2005–11, including as board president from 2008–11. Dave has a BA from Carleton College, an MA in English from the University of Chicago, and a JD from Harvard Law School.


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Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.