Steven J. Smith

President and CEO

Steven J. Smith is president and CEO of Airlink. Under Steve’s leadership, Airlink’s revenue and impact has grown almost tenfold through delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds of relief cargo as well as deploying thousands of responders, including medical professionals, search and rescue teams, and other key humanitarian actors from across the globe. In both 2014 and 2015, Airlink was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) for its efforts to combat Ebola through constructing an Air Bridge to West Africa. This work has since been referenced multiple times by President Clinton as one of the top three successes of CGI and the Clinton Foundation.

Prior to joining Airlink, Steve held a number of international leadership positions across a number of sectors – aviation, nonprofit, public relations, and information technology. Steve is also an accomplished golfer, winning a number of junior tournaments in the past, representing the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and won Freshman of the Year in the South Atlantic Conference while at University of Mars Hill, North Carolina.

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The Airlink team works every day to help connect NGOs and airlines to meet pressing humanitarian needs across the globe.