Steve Smith (he/him), joined Earthjustice in April 2022 as the Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing.
Before Earthjustice, Steve worked at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where he led the communications and marketing teams, helping to raise the organization’s visibility during the Trump administration, and playing a key role in ACLU litigation and advocacy, including the work to legalize same-sex marriage, to reduce mass incarceration, remove barriers to abortion access, and to protect voting rights, among others.
Before joining ACLU, Steve worked for Greenpeace International, based in Amsterdam, leading global communications for the organization’s efforts to defend our oceans. He has also worked for Greenpeace USA, and Fenton, the social change communications agency.
Steve received a double B.A. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, in international affairs and Spanish.
He lives in San Francisco with his husband, Ian, and their rescue dog, Callie.
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