Dionna Smith

Chief Diversity & Public Affairs Officer


Dionna Smith serves as GoGuardian’s Chief Diversity & Public Affairs Officer. GoGuardian’s award-winning system of learning tools is trusted by K12 school leaders to promote effective teaching and equitable engagement while empowering educators to help keep students safe.Smith is a member of GoGuardian’s executive leadership team. In this role she creates and executes strategies to build inclusive company cultures and helps GoGuardian reflect upon and identify where products and ideas can be innovated to continue improving on education solutions for marginalized student groups focused on improving learning outcomes for marginalized groups, closing education gaps through inclusion. She also leads the internal and external communications teams, federal and state government relations & public policy teams. Dionna attended Howard University and graduated from Tulane University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Marketing Communications. Among her career honors and accolades, Smith is a frequent speaker and media contributor. She was selected for Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40 Awards, and she received the Mogul’s 2021 Top DEI Leaders Award and Top 50 CDO’s in tech.Prior to joining GoGuardian, Smith served as Thumbtack’s Global Head of DEI & Social Impact. Prior to that, she led Diverse Talent Strategies at Delta Airlines and held multicultural branding, talent and DEI roles at technology companies including LexisNexis, Cisco Systems and FISERV.