Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Broward County. Dr. Smith-Baugh is responsible for leading the organization's efforts to assist Broward's African American community achieve social and economic equality. Dr. Smith-Baugh has more than fifteen years of not-for-profit experience, including government relations, advocacy and youth development—on the local, regional and national levels. Dr. Smith-Baugh began her Urban League career in 1996 as a Program Coordinator. She quickly took on positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President of Programs in 1998 and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006. Dr. Smith-Baugh serves as Co-Chair of the 2010 US Census Complete Count Sub-Committee and holds a seat on the board of directors of the Great Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, ICABA South Florida Advisory Board and the Jim Moran Institute Advisory Committee.
A native of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Dr. Smith-Baugh currently holds several degrees including a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication and a Master's Degree in Social Work Administration from Florida State University. In 2005, she received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Non-Profit Leadership and Management. Dr. Smith-Baugh is married to Paul Allan Baugh, an administrator for the School Board of Broward County, and is also a proud mother to, Allan Nathaniel Baugh and, Victoria Niara Baugh.