Dr. Ron C. Smith is an Oakland, California native with 20 years of experience in the education field. In his role, Ron has overseen more than $50M in investments, strengthened and built partnerships with school districts across the US and Europe, and leads Salesforce's global Circle the Schools volunteering program. Ron Smith is a lifelong educator with a desire and drive to improve the lives of young people. Guiding his work is the belief that to improve their outcomes we must look at how we address all aspects of their world, as we prepare them for the journey that awaits them. This includes supporting them to understand where they can have meaningful impact on their community and helping them build the bridges for those who will follow.