Kad Smith

Term: 2021-2024

Kad Smith is the Founder of Twelve26 Solutions, a Teacher with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, and a proponent of all things civic engagement. He has focused his professional efforts on convening leaders committed to social transformation.

Kad has 14 years of relevant experience that led him to start Twelve26 Solutions. A native of West-Berkeley, CA, Kad describes himself as a lifelong “bay-destrian”. He is most passionate about changing the material conditions of BIPOC folks across the country. He spends a significant amount of his time focusing on civic engagement, political education, climate justice, and imagining the bridging of world-views across the globe.

Kad focuses on providing practical solutions while keeping an eye out for profound possibilities. He specializes in training & facilitation, leading teams through significant changes, and working with leaders who are seeking thought-partnership in their leadership journey.

Before founding Twelve26 Solutions, Kad worked as a Project Director at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. There, he designed & delivered leadership development programs such as the Next Generation Leaders of Color Inland Region and Organizational Equity Leadership Development Program.

Kad currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California. He has previously served on the boards of the Berkeley Community Scholars and the Berkeley Democratic Club. His civic service record includes appointments to the City of Berkeley’s Police Review Commission and Community Health Commission. For Kad’s full resume review here.

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